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A Royal Visit

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No Steam – No Whisky

A steam boiler is at the heart of many distillery’s and the new Ballindalloch distillery is no exception.

Yesterday, saw the official opening of the distillery (containing Byworth’s boiler) by Charles, The Prince of Wales and Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall (or for our Scottish readers, the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay).

The whisky casks were subject to a royal seal, whereby Charles and Camilla fitted the bungs to the casks. Unfortunately, they will have an eight to ten year wait on their hands before being able to sample any of the whisky contained in the casks. The royals have both chosen charities that will receive profits from the matured whisky, bottled from the casks.

Installation of the 1 tonne batch distillery was carried out by Forsyths incorporating grain intake and storage, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, final storage vessels, cask filling and weighing. Included in the scope was Byworth’s popular Yorkshireman steam boiler.

The distillation process began toward the end of 2014 with the first bottling of Ballindalloch Scotch due to take place in approximately ten years’ time.