Information about the Distillery
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Scotland, Speyside
-3.368709 57.406345
Active
2014
100,000 l
http://www.ballindallochdistillery.com/
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Invergargle
30. Aug 2017
8 whisky night/club members from Commercial Inn (http://thecommie.co.uk/) Sheffield visited on 20 July 2017 - part of a 2-week tour of Speyside. Ballindalloch tour was excellent, led by distillery Manager Colin Poppy. Small beautiful distillery operational from 2014. Very traditional distillery in appearance, build & operation (all manual control). Turn-key contract build by Forsyth’s, backing from McPherson-Grant family (700 years history). Build posed difficulties as converted farm buildings were subject to preservation orders. Distillery aim; low volume (ca 100,000 lpa), high quality, premium whisky, sweet & fruity character but heavier than nearby Cragganmore. Sustained copper contact is maintained. All process, production & cooling water from nearby springs on the estate named 'Garline Springs'. Unpeated malt, barley used is grown on Ballindalloch Estate Home Farm (mainly Concerto), malted at Bairds of Inverness (they do small volume malting to order). Malt is stored in two 16 tonne bins located externally (a unique feature) to still house. Grist mill made by Alan Ruddock Engineering Ltd. Stainless steel mash tun, copper domed, semi-Lauter producing very clear wort. One 92 hrs & four 139 hrs fermentations (probably longest in Scotland) in Oregon Pine/Douglas Fir wash backs using Anchor dried yeast. One lantern glass shaped wash still, one boil-ball spirt still, both steam heated coils and upward sloping lyne arms. Stills are operated with a low charge and very long simmer distillation. Linear layout from mash tun via wash backs to stills. Condensers are external wooden worm tubs with copper tubes. Clearic is 68-69% abv & casked at 63.5% abv. Cask filling manual. Mostly 1st fill & refill ex-bourbon barrels, 1st fill & refill hogsheads, some 1st fill sherry butts. Small dunnage warehouse on site, another dunnage warehouse at nearby Marypark. Hopeful of bottling from 2023 on site. Beautiful reception and tasting rooms.
Invergargle
30. Aug 2017
8 whisky night/club members from Commercial Inn (http://thecommie.co.uk/) Sheffield visited on 20 July 2017 - part of a 2-week tour of Speyside. Ballindalloch tour was excellent, led by distillery Manager Colin Poppy. Small beautiful distillery operational from 2014. Very traditional distillery in appearance, build & operation (all manual control). Turn-key contract build by Forsyth’s, backing from McPherson-Grant family (700 years history). Build posed difficulties as converted farm buildings were subject to preservation orders. Distillery aim; low volume (ca 100,000 lpa), high quality, premium whisky, sweet & fruity character but heavier than nearby Cragganmore. Sustained copper contact is maintained. All process, production & cooling water from nearby springs on the estate named 'Garline Springs'. Unpeated malt, barley used is grown on Ballindalloch Estate Home Farm (mainly Concerto), malted at Bairds of Inverness (they do small volume malting to order). Malt is stored in two 16 tonne bins located externally (a unique feature) to still house. Grist mill made by Alan Ruddock Engineering Ltd. Stainless steel mash tun, copper domed, semi-Lauter producing very clear wort. One 92 hrs & four 139 hrs fermentations (probably longest in Scotland) in Oregon Pine/Douglas Fir wash backs using Anchor dried yeast. One lantern glass shaped wash still, one boil-ball spirt still, both steam heated coils and upward sloping lyne arms. Stills are operated with a low charge and very long simmer distillation. Linear layout from mash tun via wash backs to stills. Condensers are external wooden worm tubs with copper tubes. Clearic is 68-69% abv & casked at 63.5% abv. Cask filling manual. Mostly 1st fill & refill ex-bourbon barrels, 1st fill & refill hogsheads, some 1st fill sherry butts. Small dunnage warehouse on site, another dunnage warehouse at nearby Marypark. Hopeful of bottling from 2023 on site when sales of whisky will start.
Beautiful reception and tasting rooms.