What a beautiful man with a beautiful name (Mr. Hamilton Polk). He’s been with the McIlhenny Company for over 40 years and has even been the face of several advertisements. He graciously explain how oak barrels, once used for whiskey and bourbon, are retrofitted and reinforced to handle the acidic and spicy conditions of mash fermentation.
Laura Knight, "Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-ring," 1943. This painting depicts "outstanding factory worker" Ruby Loftus at her lathe in the Royal Ordnance Factory in Newport, South Wales. Official war artist Dame Laura Knight spent four weeks in the factory sketching Ruby Loftus at work. The portrait captures the intense concentration and poise of her subject. The technical accuracy of the industrial setting was also widely praised."