If you profess to care about Whisky at all, this will fascinate you.
Bruichladdich is replacing their oldest washback right now. This is big doings for a number of reasons. The one that just blows me away is this. The man in charge of the procedure is one Duncan McGillivray, Distillery Manager and one of the most gentlemanly men I have ever met. Well, it turns out that the wood he is replacing was installed by his great uncle... 105 years ago.
In a world of hi-tech column distillation and white grape-passion fruit confected vodka, stories like this border on biblical for me.