We were pretty excited when we first heard about U.K.'s McKay Flooring use of reclaimed whiskey barrels for bespoke flooring; now they're back with veritable barrels of wall cladding. We'll leave the charming ’cross-the-pond spelling intact:
The original philosophy was to extend the life of the beautiful oak barrels, that would other wise have ended up as landfill, and manufacture solid wood parquet flooring from the staves and lids. Having achieved this to much acclaim we were still left with plenty of usable prime oak from the many staves that were unsuitable for converting into the thin flat strip flooring. We have now introduced Whisky Barrel Cobbles to the Whisky Barrel Flooring range.
Taking inspiration from the gentle curve of the contours of a whisky barrel we noticed the likeness to traditional granite cobble sets that once paved the streets or our native Glasgow. By cutting the staves down to hand sized blocks and applying some finishing and staining we've replicated the cobble look for use indoors utilising the authentic the casks cast off by the Scottish Whisky Industry.
Glasgow's Bruadar bar is among the first watering holes to boast a rustic oaky interior courtesy of McKay's.