I must admit that starting to tour distilleries was what really pushed my passion to a new level. The actual process of making the whisky itself really doesn’t change that much from distillery to distillery but seeing the variation in building design, still shapes, mash tuns etc is what excites me. The more you see, the more you want to know. It’s a rabbit hole I have truly fallen down.
My recent visit to Glen Moray was special for two reasons. Firstly (and most importantly) I was able to enjoy it with my Father -in-law and secondly it came at a time of expansion and renovation at the distillery.
A recent £20 million investment intended to more than double production at the site now means that there is a mix of tradition, history and modern advances in distillation techniques. Some of which are now also part of the new Inchdairnie distillery in Fife due to their founder Ian Palmers previous employment at Glen Moray.