Valay left Dufftown today to return to Mumbai, India. His work for this residency was meticulously crafted and fabricated with materials ranging from copper to gold to leopard print and deer skin, to name a few. His molded whisky bottles represented the years of his different work, a la a mini retrospective but also alludes to the nature of time in the making of whisky.
And he left me with an amazing recipe for what will henceforth be known as Chicken Valay, I can't wait to cook it back in New York. Good luck with the truck Valay!