The beating, pumping heart of every malt whisky distillery is the stillhouse. It does not matter whether there are only two tiny stills inside or an impressive array of huge ones, here is what we perceive as the centre of whisky production! And it matters not that the production hinges as much on the washbacks or the mashtun as on the stills. No part of … Continue reading Gallery: Distillery Stillhouses in Scotland
Lindores Abbey on the outskirts of Newburgh, Fife, where the first documented production of Scotch whisky took place in 1494. Well, OK, it might have been 1495 (the records are not that clear) but somewhere between June 1494 and June 1495 ‘eight bolls of malt’ where sold to a Tironsenian monk, Friar John Cor, to produce aqua vitae (water of life, Scottish Gaelic: Uisge beatha, which later … Continue reading Whisky History: Lindores Abbey, where it all began…?