This is not a post about one of the most beautiful cars ever built — the Citreon DS — but about a Father’s Day gift I got 🙂
This is a really super Scotch: explodes in the mouth. A most welcome gift and one that includes the name of my mother!
Like most Scotch companies, Bruichladdich is not locally owned but it is close in some ways to what Scheler proposes as the norm of moral business, the estate. The company has a heritage cemented not only by its continued use of Victorian equipment but its word-of-mouth know-how passed between locals who work for the company. Master distiller, Jim McEwan, has worked at the company since he was 15 and at V&R Chapter 5 there is a fantastic video of him talking about his love of Islay and his work.
The enormous growth in the interest in Scotch, as with other crafts, has surely much to do with a desire for products issuing from others living well.
I learnt today of an investment group which has worked out a strategy to make newly founded estates in fashion and design competitive and durable. This article is very much about the business end of the estate (https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/lawrence-lenihan-resonance-how-small-will-beat-big-and-save-the-fashion-industry?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=406773b0a6-what-s-next-for-proenza-schouler-inside-the-ill-fa&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d2191372b3-406773b0a6-417297929).
Let’s hope this investment group prospers and the growth of estates with it.
This article also contains heartening information about ethical consumerism and the shoring up of the estate (https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/global-currents/how-luxury-brands-are-snapping-up-farms-to-control-their-supply-chains?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=406773b0a6-what-s-next-for-proenza-schouler-inside-the-ill-fa&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d2191372b3-406773b0a6-417297929).