Islay

Islay

I painted this view of Loch Indaal between visiting Ardbeg and Kilchoman distilleries. The view is from the road that bypasses Bowmore and heads across the bogs. A moderate breeze kept down the midges, that would otherwise have eaten me to shreds and added themselves to the painting.

Glenlivet

Glenlivet

I painted this just before my visit to Glenlivet distillery, and almost missed my tour because of it. The purple Ballindalloch hills behind lead the way into the almost mythical region of Speyside.

Cromarty Firth

Cromarty Firth

The Cromarty Firth from the shore near Dalmore, painted after my attempted visit there. The distillery itself was closed but I met one of the production staff who provided me with some information. In the distance he pointed out the unpaintable chimneys of the Invergordon grain distillery, which I left out.

Whiskey Burn

Whiskey Burn

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1,600 km, 21 days, 1 man and his Vespa, and a fair bit of rain. Ben takes us on his second "painting" trip, this time around the Irish distilleries. The distilling landscape of Ireland has changed dramatically over the last five years with the resurgence of Irish whiskey, with dozens of distilleries being built and planned. Join Ben as he discovers the old, the new, and the yet-to-come distilleries of Ireland in Whiskey Burn.