Scotland’s tallest stills installed at GlenmorangieDecember 17th, 2008
This is straight from the press release I was emailed today. The photo I included shows the bottom part of the still being installed:
Scotland’s tallest whisky still has been launched into place at the Glenmorangie distillery in Tain, Ross-shire today.
The five-metre-tall, swan-necked still is the last of four new stills being installed at the Glenmorangie Distillery. This will allow The Glenmorangie Company to meet the growing future demand for premium single malt whiskies from existing and emerging markets in the USA, Far East and central Europe.
Measuring 5.14 m in height, the stills are made from copper to exacting modern standards, but they follow exactly the same design of the original stills when the distillery opened in 1843.
The expansion of the Tain distillery is a key plank of The Glenmorangie Company’s recently announced £45m two-year investment programme to focus on building its highly successful, iconic premium single malt Scotch whisky brands – Glenmorangie and Ardbeg.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie Company, said: “The new stills will allow us to significantly increase our production capacity and deliver long term growth for the Company as well as the local and Scottish economy.
“The installation of the new stills, which are each an exact replica of the current stills, will be a particularly closely supervised procedure, as the handcrafted quality of the spirit produced at Glenmorangie is always of paramount importance.”
The distillery – which is home of the world-renowned single malt Glenmorangie – was founded as Macdonald and Muir in 1843 and is renowned as a pioneer in its field uniting tradition with innovation.