The Waiting Game: Glengoyne whiskey to unveil new artwork by Jonathon Keats at iconic Glasgow restaurant – and it will take 50 years for the piece to be fully revealed


The work, commissioned by Glengoyne, features a poem produced by Scottish Jamaican poet Jeda Pearl that explores the concept of time and will take 50 years before it is fully revealed.

It will hang in Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow’s West End as it prepares to celebrate its 50 anniversary.

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The words of the poem have been coated with a layer of UV-sensitive ink using a specialized printing technique, and this ink slowly fades when exposed to ultraviolet light.

The ink will slowly fade when exposed to ultraviolet light to reveal Jeda’s poem, “mynd oor gloamin corrieneuchin,” to patrons of the famous venue for decades to come.

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This will reveal Perles ‘poem’mynd oor gloamin corrieneuchin ‘ and the work was inspired by Glengoyne’s “no rush” approach to whiskey making.

Jeda Pearl explained, “Inspired by Glengoyne’s location and the slow patience of the craft, I wanted this poem to capture the beautiful sense of timelessness and slow growth while walking in nature and those intimate conversations we have with friends who could last all night. “

Colin Clydesdale, co-owner of Ubiquitous Chip whose father Ronnie founded the restaurant in 1971, added: “The Chip has always enjoyed a close connection to the Scottish art scene and the decision to be part of this new project featuring featuring exceptional artistry. was easy to do. It is an honor.

“We’ve been here for 50 years – and serving good whiskey has always been a big part of that – and the idea that people will continue to come here for another five decades to savor a drink and appreciate such innovative art is quite nice. .

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