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Lagavulin Distillery. View of old-style peat braziers or 'chauffeurs' from the kiln.(1)

SC 416682

Description Lagavulin Distillery. View of old-style peat braziers or 'chauffeurs' from the kiln.(1)

Catalogue Number SC 416682

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 11530

Scope and Content Brazier from kiln of Old Malt Barn, 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. This metal basket is a brazier. It was used to hold the burning peat which provided the heat to dry the malt in the kilns of the Old Malt Barn. 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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