Cereals Intake


As well as malted barley, grain whisky is produced from whole cereals such as maize or wheat. Traditionally, North British grain spirit has been manufactured from maize.

The Distillery has the capability to operate using other cereals such as wheat.  These cereals are used for their starch content, which is normally in the range of 65% to 70%

At full capacity, the distillery uses around 3000 tonnes of cereal per week in addition to green malt.

Non genetically modified maize is brought into the distillery by a fleet of lorries. There are two silos alongside the cereal intake which hold 650 tonnes each. This is enough to keep the plant running over the weekend between deliveries.

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