Armin, I first e-met you when I was planning my first Islay trip… Probably sometime in 2009. We exchanged messages, I started to follow you online and on and off our paths crossed quite a few times here and there. I, like anybody else planned my first trip inspired by whisky but after the first time I stepped on the island and met the locals, shopped in the tiny shops, had tea and cookies with old ladies, rode the busses with school children I quickly understood that the island meant way more than only whisky… I started to respect it in a different way. Same thing happened to me for Campbeltown as well. It is easy to cheer for another distillery on a tiny island from thousands of miles away from your living room and start to dream sipping your first dram of the very first bottling of that distillery but if you get in contact with locals once you definitely start to think differently… Maybe it is the way I travel, I don’t know. The most memorable dram I had on Islay was and still is the “Scottish Leader” the guy at the counter bought me at Ardview Inn because he liked my choice of Simple Minds on the jukebox. We got drunk bad that night together… You always remember places with its characters… To make it short; yes, I do think along similar lines as you… Thanks Armin…