Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew

Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew
This Sgian Brew was a special project I crafted after visiting the Isle of Jura and attending the annual Whisky Festival. I’d been planning to get to this festival for a while as I grew up on the island and when we farmed there we fed our cattle with the malted barley draff from this distillery.
The wooden handle is carved from an Isle of Jura whisky cask. Sterling Silver ferrules and pins are fitted to the handle along with a Damascus Steel bottle opener ‘blade’. The lower ferrule band is engraved with a Celtic spiral design, inspired by the Corryvreckan whirlpool located at the north of the island. On the top of the handle is a pommel stone made from a pebble that I found on the beach by the Isle of Jura Distillery during my festival visit.
Fittingly the Sgian Brew has returned back to the Isle of Jura as it was purchased as a gift for an old friend who works at the distillery and who may have originally filled the very whisky cask it was made from !

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