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Lagavulin Distillery, Old Malt Barn. Interior view showing mono-rail wicker-basket system (travellers) for conveying steeped barley from steeps on to malting floor.

SC 340744

Description Lagavulin Distillery, Old Malt Barn. Interior view showing mono-rail wicker-basket system (travellers) for conveying steeped barley from steeps on to malting floor.

Catalogue Number SC 340744

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 10482

Scope and Content Detail basket-traveller at Lagavulin, Islay, Argyll Lagavulin is an example of the kind of distillery that gradually developed after early 19th-century changes in the law made commercial distilling easier. Barley was steeped in water and then, using baskets on rails like this one, spread on the malting floor to germinate and turn into malt. The same baskets were used to carry the malt to the kiln to dry. To make whisky, barley is allowed to germinate into malt. This is dried, milled, and mixed with hot water to make wort which is extracted and fermented with yeast. The resulting wash is distilled to produce raw whisky which is then matured in casks. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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