Published: 20/07/2014 18:00 - Updated: 18/07/2014 17:02

Ballindalloch Distillery ready for production

MORAY’S newest distillery, which has raised a glass to traditional methods used hundreds of years ago, is preparing to open its doors to the public.

The Ballindalloch Distillery, being built inside a steading dating back to the 1820s, is nearing completion.

The previously dilapidated building is being restored to its former state, and when the distillery is up and running, it will produce around 100,000 litres of new spirit each year.

However, due to the nature of malt whisky production, it will be up to a decade before the public can sample the first drams.

The distillery sits on the estate of the Macpherson-Grant family, who have lived at Ballindalloch Castle since 1546.

Due to be finished in August, and opened to the public around a month later, the distillery has been three years in the planning.

With no automation, much of its success will rely on master distiller Charlie Smith – who has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry – and his assistant, Colin Poppy.

More information on the distillery is available at

Read the full story in 'The Scot' print version.


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