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Lagavulin Distillery, Old Malt Barn. Interior view of Barley Bogie in malt-loft.

SC 416686

Description Lagavulin Distillery, Old Malt Barn. Interior view of Barley Bogie in malt-loft.

Catalogue Number SC 416686

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 10481

Scope and Content Barley-bogie in malt loft, 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. The wheeled contraption in the rafters is a barley-bogie. This moves back and forward along a conveyor-belt, or barley-band, spreading the barley evenly over the floor below. 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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