The restoration of Glen Garioch distillery will cost £6 million

Beam Suntory, the owner of the Ardmore, Auchentoshan, Laphroaig, Bowmore and Teacher's Scotch whisky brands, will invest £6 million in the renovation of Glen Garioch Distillery, which will restore traditional production processes and introduce modern technology.

The basis of the restoration will be the reintroduction of malting floor and the installation of a direct heating system for the stills. At the same time, the changes introduced are to reduce the carbon footprint of the distillery by around 15%.

Of course, the return to traditional methods of producing whisky will also involve the need to train the distillery team. Beam Suntory will rely on the experience of employees who have already worked with more traditional production processes, and will seek support from industry experts and other distilleries on Islay, which also use traditional floor maltings.

Although these methods are now rare in the industry, the reintroduction of their use may arouse the curiosity of Scotch whisky connoisseurs. You won't have to wait long for them - the first batch of distillate will be produced this year. 

 

Source: www.insider.co.uk

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