Most Scotch malt whisky distilleries, because of the design of the stills, produce only one type of spirit.
Our distillery employs four unusual stills with rectifying heads and two conventional pot stills with traditional ‘swan necks’.
The image below shows examples of each of these.
This range of stills allows us to produce a total of eight different single highland malt whiskies.
One of the factors that has a great influence on the character of the spirit produced is the physical length of the neck of the stills. The longer the neck - the lighter (or cleaner) the spirit, the shorter the neck - the more full-bodied (or fatter) the spirit.
By using the rectifying heads in a number of different ways, we can replicate the effect of different lengths of ‘neck’ without physically altering them.
However, this particular design of still does not produce the full range of spirit that we require, which is why we also have the two traditionally designed stills as well.
We produce a full range of malts from heavily peated (typical of Islay), to complex fruity (typical of Speyside), to full bodied fruity (typical of Highland), and also soft and fruity (typical of Lowland). This makes us less reliant on the availability of malt whisky from other Scotch distilleries.
product is made using only our own single
grain and malts, thus
allowing us to use the word SINGLE. Whilst the malt content
of the blend comprises of only a selection of eight different malts, we believe
that the blend is sufficiently complex and balanced.