Sunday, May 24 2015
With Jim McEwan's retirement coming up it seems that his magic powers for sunshine are somewhat fading but fortunately there was plenty left for some nice sunny spells. Today was another amazing Bruichladdich Open day with plenty of music, happy crowds, good food and fine drams. Well done to all the distillery folk as it's not easy to accommodate such large numbers of people in a relatively small area. The highlights of the day were the Islay Pipe Band, the Highland Dancers and of course Skerryvore, the Scottish band from Isle of Tiree.
This years festival had a serious touch as well. Jim McEwan held a speech to celebrate the life of Fraser Shaw from Port Charlotte, a very talented band member of the Maverick Angels. Fraser sadly passed away last week after a terrible illness. All folk present clapped for two minutes..... Impressive....
Below is a wee video with some impressions of Bruichladdich Open Day 2015, taken by Mrs Islay Info, for those who couldn't make it today.