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Longmorn Distillery, Interior View showing drive to switches in wash back

SC 519622

Description Longmorn Distillery, Interior View showing drive to switches in wash back

Date 20/9/1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 519622

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Longmorn-Glenlivet Distillery, Morayshire This large distillery was built at the beginning of the whisky boom of the 1890s by the Longmorn-Glenlivet Distillery Co. In 1898 it amalgamated with the nearby newly-built Benriach-Glenlivet Distillery, which however closed in 1900. This view shows the original tun room with belt drive to the switchers in the washbacks (fermenting vessels). Switchers are rotating arms which cut off the 'head' during fermentation. This was the last tun room with belt drive to the switchers. Longmorn was built with four stills, and was one of the largest of the 1890s distilleries. It was extended in 1972 and 1978. Since 1970 it has been owned by Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd, now a subsidiary of the Seagram Co Ltd of Canada. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/97/13

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/519622

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

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