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Dimàirt, 17/Aug/2010

Happy Birthday, Budgie!

Islay Events written in stencil

When I arrived home this evening from my commute I spotted an interesting comment to yesterday's Waveboarding Islay Style entry. It seems there is a special birthday on Islay today, which at least partially was celebrated at Bruichladdich distillery. I don't know what the plans for the evening are, may be a good meal at neighbouring an taigh-osda or the Rachel Harrington concert? A 50th birthday certainly deserves something special.

Screenshot of a still house webcam, a balloon circled to highlight it

The birthday boy is Duncan MacFadyen, better known as The Budgie to many. He's worked as mashman and stillman at Bruichladdich for the last 21 years (well, kind of, of course he was doing other things while it was closed). I'm told today is his 50th birthday: Happy birthday Duncan, herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag (That's as far as my language skills go)! The picture is of course a screenshot of one of the Bruichladdich webcams, showing the still house with one of the birthday balloons still floating.

I think I'll pour myself a wee dram of the Bruichladdich PC8 tonight then…

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