This eveining, I am presenting some images taken during a recent tour of Auchentoshan Distillery.

The manaufacture of whiskey entails a convoluted process of Malting, Crushing,Fermenting, Distilling and Maturation.

Here is the final product, maturing on oak casks.

Copper stills. These are really giant kettles in which the wash is heated to the point where the alcohol is driven off and then condensed into liquid spirit.

This is where fermentation occurs, where the enzymes in the malt convert the starch into sugar. The resultant liquid is known as wort which is cooled and pumped into washbacks where yeast is added.

This is the Tour Guide dispalying a map of the various whiskey producing areas of Scotland.These include Lowland, Highland, Speyside, the North, the East, the West, Islay and Campbeltown.

Here is the Tour Guide explaining the final product.

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