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Lagavulin Distillery, Still house. Interior view of Still house.

AG 10477

Description Lagavulin Distillery, Still house. Interior view of Still house.

Date 1980

Catalogue Number AG 10477

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 416689

Scope and Content Still-house, Lagavulin Distillery, Islay, Argyll Lagavulin is an example of the type of distillery that gradually developed after early 19th-century changes in the law made commercial distilling easier. The inverted funnel-shaped vessels are copper pot stills. The fermented wash is pumped into them and heated to evaporate the spirits. These rise to the top of the stills and flow through the pipes to be condensed and then re-distilled. To make whisky, barley is allowed to germinate into malt. This is dried, milled and mixed with hot water to make wort which is fermented with yeast. The resulting wash is distilled to produce whisky which must then be matured in casks. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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