Quite a strange sight yesterday at Bruichladdich Distillery when I saw two copper stills loaded on a lorry with final destination Ireland, to Mark Reyniers new distillery in Waterford to be precise. Mark Reynier is the former MD of Bruichladdich Distillery who has recently bought a brewery in Waterford in Ireland which will be turned into a whiskey distillery. Both stills that are now heading for Ireland had arrived on Islay back in 2005. They were part of the equipment Bruichladdich purchased when Inverleven Distillery in Dumbarton was being broken up. The second still was stored at the site of the future Port Charlotte Distillery. It is uncertain if the move of the two stills will have an effect on the plans of the new distillery in Port Charlotte. Whatever happens, the iconic copper still will be missed and as you can see from the picture below, the view has changed quite a bit.
The view of the distillery without the still and Duncan's boots
The copper stills on the lorry, almost ready for transport