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Sour Mash

Sour mash or as it is often called in Scotland, ‘Back Set’ is where the pot ale or clarified spent wash is used as part of the mashing liquid. It is often incorrectly stated that this is where the yeast comes from, no, the yeast is all dead by that stage. A similar...

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Press Release: InchDairnie Distillery Wheat Whisky

At InchDairnie Distillery they admit the idea of distilling wheat at a malt distillery is so new that there is not even an official specification in Scotland that describes the product yet. Despite the fact it is distilled through copper pot stills, Scottish...

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Press Release: InchDairnie Distillery Sour Mash

“Sour Mash” … a pair of words normally associated with the USA where many, if not most, bourbon and Tennessee distilleries use the sour mash method in the making of their whiskeys. Well, prepare for Fife-based distillery InchDairnie to once again challenge...

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Rye Grain, the poor cousin of Wheat

Rye cereal, not to be confused with rye grass, has been cultivated for many 1,000’s of years and principally in northern Europe where the conditions are less favourable for growing other cereals, wheat in particular. Rye is a winter cereal so it is planted in the...

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Know your Yin from your Yang or indeed your Yen

Our carbon foot print calculation demonstrated that our malted barley was the largest single element in the overall foot print of our new make spirit. Some of this is mitigated by our malt supplier, Muntons https://www.muntons.com/practical-sustainability/ , investing...

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Distilling with Hydrogen

We recently published our carbon footprint calculation, one of the very few distilleries in the world to do so, find it here. This calculation identified the main areas where the production of whisky generates carbon and the burning of natural gas in the distillery...

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In Praise of Blended Whisky

Blended Scotch Whisky is the solid foundation on which all whisky, not just Scotch, stands. If it was not for the incredible success of the major blended whisky brands have had over the past 50 years, today’s Scotch malt whiskies may never have reached the prominence...

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Fife Whisky – a Whisky Region of its own?

There has been much discussion recently about the relevance of the Scotch whisky regions, Highland, Speyside, Islay, Campbelltown, and Lowland. Much of this has been around the flavour profiles of the whiskies that come from these areas. Close examination of today’s...

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De-Carbonising InchDairnie Distillery

“When the distillery was designed, low energy technologies were designed in from the very beginning, reflecting the age we live in. We adopted three strategies, reduce, recycle, and reuse. We used equipment that did not need as much energy as older technologies,...

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InchDairnie Distillery Carbon Footprint Report 2020

Find our carbon footprint report at the following link; InchDairnie Distillery Carbon Footprint Report   Sustainability is important to Inchdairnie Distillery and low energy consumption was part of the original process design. Three strategies were used in...

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