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Lagavulin Distillery, Filling Store. View of man 'cask-filling'.

SC 416671

Description Lagavulin Distillery, Filling Store. View of man 'cask-filling'.

Catalogue Number SC 416671

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 11545

Scope and Content Filling store, 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 pure whisky is put into sherry casks in the filling store and then taken to a warehouse to mature. 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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