We Made It: Wildlife photographer Roger Hooper

by theartsdesk on 15th November 2015 in "We Made It"

Aged 64, Roger Hooper is still braving the Antarctic and plunging into the Amazon rainforests in search of that perfect photograph....

We Made It: Stage Designer John Napier

by theartsdesk on 8th November 2015 in "We Made It"

It may seem like a long way from Shakespeare to Siegfried and Roy, but John Napier has had a remarkable career in which high and low art come together...

A little slice of Geology

by Carl Reavey on 5th November 2015 in Place

The geologist David Webster, who lives at the old crofting village of Conisby on the hill above Bruichladdich, visited the site of our ...

We Made It: Aerial Net Sculptures

by theartsdesk on 24th October 2015

Janet Echelman’s aerial net sculptures are all about intersections and interdependencies: between ancient and modern technologies, between mankind a...

Quern stone at Coultorsay

by Carl Reavey on 23rd October 2015 in Exploring History

The archaeologists working up at our new warehouse site at Coultorsay...

Damage by Greylag Geese

by Carl Reavey on 22nd October 2015 in On Barley

Members of Islay’s farming community who have taken up the considerable challenge of growing malting barley for us are facing a threat from an unexp...

We Made It: Designing DVD Covers

by theartsdesk on 19th October 2015 in "We Made It"

Starting out as a publisher of laser discs in 1984, Manhattan's Criterion Collection has become America’s most famous independent publisher of DVDs ...

Introducing #LaddieMP3 Digital Whisky Tasting

by Jane Carswell on 16th October 2015 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

On 26th November 19:00 GMT we will be hosting #LaddieMP3, our third live, blind, d...

Continuity and Change

by Carl Reavey on 13th October 2015 in Our People

There has been a sense of a changing of the guard at Bruichladdich with industry legends ...

We Made It: Cheesemaker James Montgomery

by theartsdesk on 10th October 2015 in "We Made It"

James Montgomery is a difficult man to pin down. When I first call to arrange an interview he’s too busy to talk....

Introducing 07.3 Octomore of Octomore

by Carl Reavey on 7th October 2015 in Talking Whisky

The people and the place.  The story behind Octomore 07.3 Islay Barley, t...

We Made It: Glassblowers Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones

by theartsdesk on 4th October 2015 in "We Made It"

If your most successful creative collaboration as a couple is that tilting IKEA bookcase, prepare to be shamed: Stephen Gillies and Kate Jones have sp...

Archaeology at Coultorsay Warehouse Site

by Carl Reavey on 1st October 2015 in Exploring History

Our new warehouse project is starting to look as if it might uneart...

We Made It: Bespoke bike-builder Jake Rusby

by theartsdesk on 27th September 2015 in "We Made It"

I’m standing in a workshop in South London, surrounded by lumbering machinery, racks of tools and heavy, gas cylinders....

We Made It: Tin Man update the gamebook

by theartsdesk on 20th September 2015 in "We Made It"

Back in the 1980s, parents and teachers alike worried that a generation of kids would drift away from reading and be seduced by the immersive delights...

We Made It: Cameron Balloons

by theartsdesk on 11th September 2015 in "We Made It"

An air of busy calm greets me as I walk onto the top floor of Bristol’s Cameron Balloon factory....

The Glasgow Ooshka Festival

by Carl Reavey on 7th September 2015 in Other stuff

Transport yourself to Glasgow's beautiful Tall Ship this weekend.  Bruichladdich and ...

We Made It: Ballet shoe creator Genevieve Smith-Nunes

by theartsdesk on 7th September 2015 in "We Made It"

What do you get when you cross classical ballet with computer coding? Wearable-tech en pointe shoes that light up as the ballerinas dance....

What have carrots got to do with it?

by Carl Reavey on 1st September 2015 in On Barley

More than you might think…  William Rose and his manager Duncan Hepburn farm at Mid Coul, around 2,755 acres of organic land near the southern shor...

We Made It: Anna Willetts Birmingham Royal Ballet Costume Assistant

by theartsdesk on 30th August 2015 in "We Made It"

This year, Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates 25 years in the city, during which time the company has presented more than 130 different ballets....

#LaddieMP2 - 3rd September

by Lynton on 19th August 2015 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

On 3rd September 19:00 BST we will be hosting #LaddieMP2, a live, blind tasting with Head Distiller Adam Hannett of the three latest single ...

Ice Age Hunters and Neolithic Tomb Builders on Islay

by Carl Reavey on 19th August 2015 in Exploring History

Archaeologist Steve Mithen will be giving a publ...

We Made It: Artist Grande Dame

by theartsdesk on 8th August 2015 in "We Made It"

One of the lessons we consistently learn from the makers and creators featured in We Made It is that necessity truly is the mother of invention....

Tillering in Islay barley

by Carl Reavey on 7th August 2015 in On Barley

Tillers are the side branches that may develop after the initial shoot has grown from a single seed.  Tillering is therefore a system of vegetative p...


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