Monday, 31 July 2017

Barley Day on Raasay

As July came to an end, R&B Distillers held an open Barley Day on the Isle of Raasay, where some of their whisky is to be produced. The various varieties of barley were growing, being inspected by those with professional as well as amateur interests, in readiness for the top three crops to be selected at the end of August for production purposes.

It looks as though the Bere, Kannas and Iskira varieties are doing particularly well. It is exciting that a Celtic well, with high mineral content, is on site and that there are plentiful supplies of peat in the north of the island. A really-local whisky could result. The photographs at a rather special open day were taken by Gregor McLellan.

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