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Lagavulin Distillery, Kiln. Interior view of Kiln roof and drying floor.

SC 416674

Description Lagavulin Distillery, Kiln. Interior view of Kiln roof and drying floor.

Catalogue Number SC 416674

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 11539

Scope and Content Kiln drying-floor, 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. Wet 'green' malt pours from a chute in the rafters (centre) and is spread evenly over the drying floor. Heat from the furnace beneath the floor dries the malt so that it can be milled. 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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