Whyte & Mackay Pop-up Whiskey Bar Inside 107 Year Old Crane!
Legendary whiskey makers Whyte & Mackay open a sky-high bar situated 150 feet up inside a Tower/Jib Crane located in Glasgow to commemorate their 170th anniversary! -Sounds good to me!!
The luxury ‘pop-up’ bar is no modesty with its unique setting and fascinating intricate engineered structure which by the way is 107 years old!! The bar is thoughtfully positioned in what used to be the wheelhouse of this incredible machine. Named “The Lions Clide” taken from its traditional Scottish heritage boasts incredible views of the River Clyde and surrounding areas of Glasgow- you really can see for miles!
Sadly you wont get chance to visit again as this was only open from the 2-6th of June (yes really I should have given a heads up!!) This exclusive bar can comfortably accommodate up to 8 drinkers at a time next to the brick walls and roaring log fire- cosy!!
The main reason for the whole event is that Whyte & Mackay was founded on the Glasgow Docks in 1844 by James Whyte and Charles Mackay.
This past weekend we visited the O2 arena in London, needless to say it was heaving! Not only with people but also with rigging motors and electric chain hoists, literally everywhere, holding up signs, screens, trussing, lighting, speakers to name but a few!
This really goes to show that there is no lack in the market for requirement as there are hundreds of these mega arenas all around the country such as football clubs and even airports, this is great for the market and the industries economy as I am confident it is on the rise, all of my contacts across the market tell me nothing but positive things with steady growth. As it has it I was contacted by a university doing a survey on the market, it was very in depth and lasted around 40 minutes, every kind of question was asked and my opinion was noted, at the end the lady provided me with feedback on what other people had been saying, it was very positive and a steady growth year on year until 2020 was predicted which is nothing but good news for everyone in sales and hire of rigging gear.
I was amazed at the site of all these hoists and the technical rigging that goes in to these systems, the guys that set them up are very talented and deserve much credit, hats off!
Standardly an Electric Chain Hoist is operated by a hard-wired low voltage pendant control, but like with all things, there are levels and one of the optional extras is “Radio Control”.
Radio control is principally like operating your TV except for your TV operates over Inferred and an Electric Chain Hoist with Radio Control operated over radio frequency; a stronger and most reliable signal that can be operated from a further distance.
Radio control enables the operator to stand at a safe distance from the load when operating the hoist also giving them a better view and angle of the load when hoisting in to place or loading/unloading a truck or delivery. Radio remote control is often required as standard in applications like gas and nuclear where being close to the load is considered a danger there for it is essential to have radio control with all electric chain hoists. http://electricchainhoists.co.uk/