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Month: February 2019

Bunnahabhain begins £10.5M makeover

The £10.5 million, three-year refurbishment programme will improve the operational flow of the distillery and improve Bunnahabhain’s brand home in a bid to attract more visitors. The renovations were originally announced in July 2017 by the distillery’s South African owner Distell, as part of plans to overhaul Bunnahabhain’s ‘scruffy’ appearance. Several warehouses have already been removed from their shoreline position …

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How Whisky is Made

Preparation mashing Fermenting Barley is first steeped in water and then spread out on malting floors to germinate. After 6 – 7 days the barley, now called green malt, goes to the kiln for drying. Peat may be added to the kiln fire to impart flavour from the smoke. The dried malt is ground into …

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