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17/06/2012 Whisky Gets Framed

Well it wasn't until David pointed it out that I knew that yesterdays post about the Auchentoshan Festival 2012 was my 100th article on this website. I really can't let that feat go unmissed especially as the site has only been going for just over a month.

So what do i do for my 101st post, well why not a wee article about the newly framed whisky goodies that i have won or received over the last wee while, that seems like as good a place as any to start.

First up is the Isle of Jura slate tasting mat that i received for doing the #Jurameet tasting event a wee while back, it is such a stunning piece of Islay Slate but so heavy that I really didn't know how to display it in the house. So I popped it along to my local framers and we took the decision to pop it in a frame, with no glass so you can still touch the slate, with a strengthened back to allow it to be hung on the wall.

I think the frame really sets it off and I just have to redecorate the hall before the wife will let me put it up.

Jura Tasting Mat
The Framed Jura Tasting Mat

Next up was a competition prize won via Bruichladdich on Twitter, they run the occasional #FridayProofPlatePuzzle and I was the lucky winner of this stunning Bruichladdich Renaissance proof plate. The proof plate is the final proof/example of how the tin that the bottles will be sold in will look, they come flat and with the additional colours and proof information on them.

On their own they are a stunning, one off, piece of art work and i think it looks stunning in this mount and frame. The certificate from it is attached to the back of the frame now.

Bruichladdich Proof Plate
The Framed Bruichladdich Renaissance Proof Plate

Both of these were expertly framed and mounted by a wee local company that i've used for a lot of my framing over the years, they are super friendly, very reasonable and exceedingly good at what they do, so if you need anything framed i'd suggest contacting The Frame Shop at Learig, 22 Raw Holdings, East Calder, Livingston, West Lothian EH53 0JL on 01506 885228 and they will be pleased to look after your needs.