Old Stubby the boiler arrives. And so has Chris Garden! Chris moved from his job as head distiller at Sipsmith to the North East before Valentine tracked him down and asked him whether he would like to work with us. To our delight, he said he would like nothing better than to be clad permanently in a hat, gloves, two coats and a scarf at Hepple. Here he is enjoying the weather, shepherding the boiler into the boilerhouse.

Flynn W