This week’s photo challenge is about beginnings. So this should probably be a post about something deep and meaningful to start off the new year, but that’s not really what inspired me when I was browsing through photos this morning. Maybe it’s just because it’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the weekend, but what really tickled my fancy were these photos of the beginnings of making Scotch Whisky (smile).
Photo 1: Barley
This barley was being brought over to the Isle of Islay to begin its transformation into the “water of life.”
Photo 2: Casks
After the barley has gone through the process of becoming spirits, it’s placed in casks to be held in special warehouses for no less than 3 years and 1 day (to be official Scotch whisky). So for these barrels, they’re only beginning to live up to their rich, full, peaty potential (smile).
I think I’ll be having myself a wee dram when I make it home today (smile). And I’ll definitely be posting a full distillery photo tour soon! Slàinte!