Highland Park Distillery Newsletter – Scotch Whisky News

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It is fair to say that everyone at Highland Park is a whisky romantic. If you are the same way inclined, you will relish Bottled History by Iain MacIlwain, a stunning fine art photographic portrait of a disappearing world, showing the remnants of Scotch malt whisky distillation prior to the advent of automation.

Over a five year period the author has photographed over 50 distilleries, focussing on disused buildings, obsolete and endangered equipment, and has complemented the pictures with stories collected from retired distillery employees. The pictures and stories encapsulate the working climate of the period between 1950 and 1980, making a perfect accompaniment to a glass of Highland Park.

Design and layout is by Eddie Ephraums – well-known in the world of photographic book production; Bottled History by Ian MacIlwain is a 12 x 12 inch 144-page book (www.bottledhistory.com) and costs £30. I recommend it highly. Signed copies of the hardback limited edition are also available as a slip–cased Collector’s Edition with an original signed and numbered fine art print at £75. We’ve bought a couple of copies for the growing whisky library at the distillery.

For more information about the Best Spirit in the World visit www.highlandpark.co.uk

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Gerry
Head of Brand Education, Highland Park

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