Pot stills are the very heart of the magic distillation process, and one company has become synonymous with the very finest copper stills.
For the last 80 years or so various Forsyth family members have worked in the business, most recently two Richards: Richard senior, who is the company's chairman, and his son Richard, who joined a few years ago.
Richard Snr has now entered his 44th year connected to the whisky industry. He started serving his time as a coppersmith in January 1968 although actually worked holidays aged 13
Forsyths invests heavily in making sure it has the finest artisans, and by maintaining quality has flourished.
In the last few years the company has contributed to the distillery expansions of The Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenmorangie and the building of the new distillery Ailsa Bay at Girvan. It designed, installed and commissioned the fully automated distillery in Taiwan that is now so successfully producing rising star Kavalan, and it has involved in projects in Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Sweden