This is a special image for me of a very special place, Laphroaig is a famous Scottish malt Whisky hailing from the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland and it was my Father’s favourite, a very peaty smoky flavour to it. He loved it so much he became a 'Friend or Laphroaig' which means he is given title to 1 square foot of land that Laphraoig takes the peat for smoking from on Islay.
You're allowed to visit your square foot of land and on your visit you are entitled to receive a nip of Laphraoig in return for the use of 'your' land. It's a fantastic thing and really is quite cool. Unfortunately dad was never able to visit his square foot as he lost his battle with bowel cancer in 2007. We contacted the people at Laphraoig to let them know and they were very very nice, I told them that one of Dad's wishes was to have visited and that he had joked that he would love his ashes to be there, I didn't think too much of it but they instantly said they would be honoured if we would consider it. We did, and the family all travelled to Islay to dad's plot of land which had been marked out by the team there with flags and rope. We made to feel so welcome and so honoured, I can never thank them enough and so as I say, this is a very very special image for me as it very much says lots about that day and Dad.