Image(s) of the Day: Black Isle, Scotland, U.K.

Scotland, like many other parts of the world, is in the midst of a craft brewing revolution. In the north, just outside of Inverness, lies Black Isle and the all-organic brewery of the same name. The operation is fairly isolated on a farm in an area where there are far more sheep—black sheep, at that—than people. In winter, driving there can be a treacherous journey, but ultimately a rewarding one. Among Black Isle’s brews are Red Kite Ale, Blonde, Smoked Porter, Hibernator Oatmeal Stout, Goldeneye Pale Ale and Big Butt Oak-Aged Barleywine.

Photos: Jeff Cioletti

Photos: Jeff Cioletti


About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at and can be streamed and downloaded at

Posted on April 25, 2015, in beer, Drinkable Image. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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