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High-level interior view of Still House from SSE, Tormore Distillery

SC 740952

Description High-level interior view of Still House from SSE, Tormore Distillery

Date 1994

Catalogue Number SC 740952

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 34557 CN

Scope and Content Still house from south-east, Tormore Distillery, Highland Tormore was the first new distillery to be built in Scotland in the 20th century. It was designed by architect Sir Albert Richardson, a past president of the Royal Academy and completed in 1960. In 1972 the number of stills was increased from four to eight, and it continues to produce spirit for the 'Long John' blends. This shows the still house from the raised area containing the condensers on one side of the room. Rows of copper stills are used to heat the 'wash' from fermentation until the alcohol rises as vapour to be condensed in the condensers (copper cylinders behind the stills). This liquid, called 'low wines', is then re-distilled before it is sent to the spirit receiver to be put into casks. Malt and grain whisky must be aged in oak casks for a legal minimum of three years. These casks may have previously contained either Oloroso sherry or American Bourbon. Maturation in these wooden casks gives the whisky its flavour and finished appearance, and takes place in cool, earth-floored bonded warehouses. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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