Destylarnia Ailsa Bay
Ailsa Bay Distillery was established in 2007 in the city of Girvan, which is located in the western part of the Lowlands region. It was built on the site of the Ladyburn Distillery, which was closed in 1975, and owes its name to the nearby island of Ailsa Craig. The assumption was to produce whisky with a taste profile similar to Balvenie, to replace it in the production of blended whisky from the William Grant & Sons concern. It is a very technologically advanced distillery, and the systems controlling the production process allow for very precise determination of almost 30 different parameters and, as a result, the creation of whisky with a wide variety of profiles, from light and floral Speyside-style whisky to smoky and peaty alcoholic beverages resembling an island style. Ailsa Bay works 24 hours a day, producing 12 million liters of distillate annually. It is equipped with 24 fermentation vats and 16 stills with an independent cooling system for copper plates and valves, which allows very precise control over the nature of the alcoholic beverages distilled here. Most of the whisky produced here is devoid of the clear presence of peat phenols, while for one week a year it produces strongly peaty whisky, intended for bottling as single malt.