Bung and bung cloth

Pic of the Month: Bung and Bung Cloth

Bung and bung cloth in a disused whisky cask at the Coleburn Distillery. (Image Copyright Johann Brandstaetter, for terms image use please click here) Traditionally and up to the 1980s whisky casks were closed with soft bungs, stoppers made from cork. Since they were not only prone to leakage, but also made it very easy to nick some of the contents from the casks, they have … Continue reading Pic of the Month: Bung and Bung Cloth

Reflection,Tomatin Distillery

The Hill of the Juniper – Tomatin Distillery in Pictures

The distillery at the ‘Hill of the Juniper’ – Tomatin – is neither among the prettiest distilleries in Scotland, nor is it breaking any records. But its location just south of Inverness makes it a popular destination for the many tourists who travel up into the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and Glasgow. (All images Copyright Johann Brandstaetter, for terms image use please click here) However, … Continue reading The Hill of the Juniper – Tomatin Distillery in Pictures

Still house, Glen Grant Distillery

Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Glen Grant (Speyside)

The Glen Grant Distillery is located in the Speyside town of Rothes and is one of seven operating distilleries on the famous Malt Whisky Trail. The short walk from the car park along a well-kept garden path and across a gurgling burn to the visitor centre provides a very favorable first impression. Although quite massive in terms of output (6.2 m litres of pure alcohol per annum) … Continue reading Visiting Scotch Whisky Distilleries: Glen Grant (Speyside)