44201Re: Theoretical plates in a whisk(e)y still?
- Jan 5, 2009--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@...> wrote:
>Are you talking pot stills or columns, Wal?
> Most scottish whisky stills are ex-gin stills from England.
50% of all Scottish pot stills are built by Forsyth's of Rothe. Pot
stills require the boiler to be replaced each 25 years, the upper
parts each 10-15 years.
For a good description of the birth in 1955 (and subsequent demise in
the 1980's) of the experimental Lomond still of Hiram Walker, see
"There are two main types of Scotch whisky, which in turn can be
combined to give further types. Malt whisky can contain no grain
other than malted barley, and is almost always distilled in batches
in traditional distilleries in pot stills. Grain whisky can be made
from unmalted barley or other malted or unmalted grains like wheat
and maize. It is usually distilled in industrial-scale continuous
column stills called Coffey Stills. There are currently around 100
active malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, with several more being
planned or built. This compares with just seven grain distilleries in
Scotland, though each of these has an output far larger than most
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