SCOTCH SERIES 43 Condensers and Worm Tubs

Basically – Worm tubs have the vapour in the worm/ the copper pipe, and the water in the tub. Shell and Tube condensers have the vapour in the tube and the water in the copper pipes.  At the end of the lyne arms which come off the top of the stills, we find...

SCOTCH SERIES 41 Drinking Whisky

IN MY MOUTH I HOLD THE WORLD Gazing into my glass swimming with clear, warm, liquid gold, I imagine standing on the highest diving board and looking down – the distances are comparable. Eye to glass; body to water. I dive; down, down, air streaming passed my...

SCOTCH SERIES 40 Maturation

We distil spirit that is clear. When it is filled into the cask the spirit looks like water – uisge beatha – water of life.  It is during its time in maturation inside the cask that spirit develops its colour. Spirit develops colour from 3 things –...

SCOTCH SERIES 39 Process

The stages involved in whisky making are numerous. Here is a schematic highlighting eight of them. MALTING, KILNING, MILLING, MASHING, FERMENTATION, DISTILLATION, MATURATION and our favourite one…. LIBATION! Each stage of whisky making is intrinsic to the whole....