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A Pair of Speyside Whisky Sgian Dubhs

I’ve just finished crafting this pair of Sgian Dubhs using some materials collected from our visit to the Speyside Whisky Festival earlier this year. Their handles are carved from a Glenfarclas whisky cask which we bought along with a couple … Continue reading

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Sgian Dubh from a Whisky Barrel for a Cooper’s Wedding

Sgian Dubh from a Whisky Barrel for a Cooper's Wedding
I made this special Sgian Dubh for a cooper I met at Feis Ile, the annual Whisky / Music Festival on the islands of Islay and Jura on the Scottish West Coast.
He was there demonstrating his cooper’s craft of how whisky casks are made. After chatting with him I learned that he was soon to be married so I promised him a Sgian Dubh for his wedding. I got a couple of staves from a cask he’d been working on and made this for him using that wood, a pebble from the beach at Caol Ila Distillery, a Damascus blade and Sterling Silver fittings. Continue reading

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Platinum Wedding Rings & Royal Lochnagar Sgian Dubh & Sgian Brew Set

Platinum Wedding Rings & Royal Lochnagar Sgian Dubh & Sgian Brew Set
We were commissioned to create these unique Platinum wedding rings along with a special Sgian Dubh & Sgian Brew Set.
Both of the wedding rings featured a Tree of Life design and the bride’s ring had feathers around the ring to complement her engagement ring design and was carefully shaped to fit alongside it, whilst the groom’s ring featured a bee and and a bear.
Their wedding venue was the Royal Lochnagar Distillery so the couple sent us some wood from one of the distillery’s whisky barrels from which we made a special set of Sgian Dubhs and Sgian Brews, they also kindly sent a lovely bottle of 12 Year Old Royal Lochnagar Whisky from which we used a drop to mix with oil for polishing the wooden handles. Each Sgian was engraved with the recipients initials and the lower ferrules of the Sgian Dubh and Sgian Brew of the bride and groom were engraved with their Tree of Life design to complement their rings. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Loch Ness Whisky Festival 2011

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We had a great time at the Loch Ness Whisky Festival. The whisky tasting boat trip we went on raised funds for the RNLI and the raffle raised funds for the Glen Urquhart First Responders. We donated a Sgian Brew made from an Isle of Jura Whisky barrel for the raffle prize. Hope you enjoy the photos. Continue reading

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Loch Ness Whisky Festival 13-14th May 2011 !


We had a great time at last year’s festival, here’s some photos of the RNLI Whisky Cruise – even the ducks joined in. Continue reading

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