@kilchomanwhisky Dopo la morte di John MacLellan nel 2016 (distillery manager di Kilchoman dal 2010 dopo 21 anni in Bunnahabhain) che aveva contribuito alla nascita ed alla crescita di due dei brand di maggiore successo dell’azienda (100% Islay e Machir Bay) tutta la produzione è passata in mano ad Anthony Willis fondatore e managing director ed a Robin Bignal manager di produzione. I due a quanto pare sono stati fortemente istruiti da MacLellan che negli ultimi anni di vita ha tramandato loro tutto il proprio sapere, mentre del marketing e della vendita se ne occupano direttamente i tre figli di Willis: George, Peter e James. Tutto fatto in casa dunque per un risultato che definire vincente è davvero riduttivo.
This week I’m getting back to school vibes so here’s a wee reminder of my ongoing school project with @gordonstounschool
In October last year the school took the tough decision to fell two beloved but diseased oak trees. The love for the trees from pupils past and present was strong, so the decision was made to make as much use as possible from the trees.
This led to a creative collaboration with a number of makers. There was some land art, oak smoked salmon, oak ink drawings, timber for furniture and of course my contribution.
I took the leaves, Acorns and chippings from the trees to transform into dye, with beautiful results that I’ll be showing you all week.
At World's End (close)
Edinburgh had so many cool allies (closes) that it was hard to choose which ones I wanted to post. I think this is a good starting point, nice and dark. ..
Yesterday I went on a little road trip with @kilted_tripod to the east coast I taken LOADS of photos that I'll post as the days pass this week!
Such an amazing place to visit and if you have a full day to explore what not visit the east coast!
I will be going back some time soon a little late on at night I think as it will look amazing at night time
The extremely underrated Dumbarton Castle, nestled between the shards and crevices of Dumbarton Rock. Folk are always in such a headlong rush to get between Glasgow and Loch Lomond that this guy is often bypassed in complete ignorance. Yet it stood as the historic sentry point and gateway to Strathclyde and was besieged as far back as Viking times. It was also where William Wallace was held prisoner just before his fateful trip to London. Imagine his thoughts while here.
Scattered across a peaceful Arran moorland, the Machrie Moor Standing stones offer us a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those who inhabited the island over FOUR thousand years ago…
Join us as we imagine the local Neolithic and Bronze Age farmers gathering within this landscape to perform their religious ceremonies in the open air and under the stars.
Not only did they construct six stone circles here, but there are also visible monuments including chambered cairns, hut-circles and field systems dating between 3500 to 1500 BC. The sheer amount of resource and man power put into the construction of these structures demonstrates the significant role they played in their lives.
The importance and use of the surrounding landscape is also fascinating. There is evidence that this site was chosen to allow good visibility of the midsummer sunrise at a prominent notch in the eastern hills and the stone circles were purposely aligned with this.
But it wasn’t just humans who were said to spend time by the moor. The stone circle known as ‘Fingal’s Cauldron Seat’ is named after Fingal the giant – a mythic figure. One of the stones has a hole in it, where Fingal is said to have tied up his dog Bran while he enjoyed a meal in the inner ring…
What’s more, only a tiny part of the moor has been excavated, so there could be many other archaeological gems hidden beneath what you can see above ground. This whole moor is once alive with the activity of our ancestors.
A huge thank you to @frenchy_scottish for giving us permission to share this breath-taking shot of the stones and stretching moorland.
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