1965 Islay Video: Islay Whisky Island

I found a wee gem today on Youtube, a black and white video about the whisky and distilleries on Islay from the year 1965. The video starts with barrels being loaded onto the Pibroch, which was the second vessel with that name. The first Pibroch was a steamer and was built in 1923. the Pibroch in this video was built in 1957 and was a motor vessel. She was built for the Distillers Company Ltd and was involved in the weekly run to the Islay Distilleries.

Also in the video is an interview with Laphroaig's Bessie Williamson. What surprised me in this video is that back then Islay already generated 30 million pounds annually in taxes from the whisky industry. Enjoy!

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