Tour Guest at Laphroaig Peat Banks, Islay, Scotland

This morning, focus was on Laphroaig . En-route to the distillery we stopped for photos at Laphroaig’s peat reserves and spoke with one of the operatives who pointed out that Laphroaig is the only distillery on Islay which uses hand-cut, as opposed to machine cut, peat for the malting process. Hand cutting results in more water retention which is beneficial in the malting kiln.(See image no 6 below.)

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