Spirit still details

Pic of the Month: Details of a Copper Pot Still

Details of a copper pot still at the Glenfarclas Distillery (Speyside, Scotland) The spirit stills at Glenfarclas are some of the largest I have ever seen in Scotland! With 21,200 litres they are larger than the wash stills in many distilleries. The round structure in the centre is the boil ball. It causes less volatile  substances (i.e. those boiling at a higher temperature) in the … Continue reading Pic of the Month: Details of a Copper Pot Still

Maltman

Scotch Whisky in Pictures: The Balvenie Distillery

If you travel to Dufftown, the centre of the (whisky-) world, you cannot avoid noticing the whisky behemoth, Glenfiddich Distillery. Its smaller cousin, The Balvenie, is much less conspicuous although it is practically next door and not exactly a small distillery either. With 5.6m litres of alcohol distilled per year The Balvenie is currently ranking 10th among the Scotch whisky distilleries, but hidden away behind … Continue reading Scotch Whisky in Pictures: The Balvenie Distillery

Oban Distillery

Whisky Regions of Scotland Explained

As it seems, there is much confusion out in the blogosphere and on the likes of Facebook and Twitter about the whisky regions of Scotland. Many people seem to think that it is a matter of choice whether a whisky is declared a ‘Highlander’ or a ‘Speysider’, some feel that the Islands deserve the status as a distinct region, etc. However, the situation is quite … Continue reading Whisky Regions of Scotland Explained