Fans of Scotland, whisky and funky
hotels should head north to the Isle of Jura,
which is home to a distillery as well as the recently opened Jura
Lodge. The island is home to the eponymous distillery, and also
hosts a regatta, and the upcoming Crinan Classic Boat Festival.
If you're really serious about your whisky, sign up for the four
day Jura fellowship, where guests will be immersed in distillery
and island life. Once you've had your fill of whisky (or just
need a break), the Lodge can also arrange shooting, hunting,
fishing, and good ole lobster eating. And listen up, fellow
scribes; Jura also hosts a Writer's Retreat (the island is where
George Orwell wrote "1984"). The first writer in residence was
Will Self. Who knows? The next one...