Two ways to escape for you, during this downtime, into soundscapes from Islay.
1. Inside the Working Distillery
Sounds: Starting up the mill. Click, clunk the belts begin to move. Mashman and Stillman talk across the tun room. In the field at Octomore James Brown calls in the cows. The old Avery weighs out 40kg. Tip. The wind whips up the surface of An Torran, the water source up Coltoursay hill. Brewing tanks open and into the mashtun the water roars. The boiler hiss runs all day while in the warehouse bungs are hit and the casks rolled into place along their metal hoopedends. In the Harvey hall the aqua bottles are scooshed with air and make their way down the line. A dram is poured on the table and a glass raised.