Glenmorangie Distillery tour with Dr Bill Lumsden

21st August, 2017 by Annie Hayes

The tour begins at Glenmorangie’s main water source, the Tarlogie Springs. Situated in the Tarlogie Hills above the distillery, the spring is enough to satisfy its entire production needs.  “When the distillery is running flat-out we can do 33 mashes a week, which equates to 330 metric tonnes, giving us six million litres of alcohol,” says Bill. “To put that into perspective, some of the new so-called craft distilleries that are springing up will do 50,000 litres a year… The North British Distillery in Edinburgh, which produces grain whisky, can do about 150 million litres of spirit each year – so we are medium-to-small in the great scheme of things.”

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