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silverfish
10-06-2010, 07:58
From Luxist (http://www.luxist.com/2010/10/06/diageo-inaugurates-40-million-roseisle-mega-distillery/):

"Culling expertise from the 27 distilleries currently owned by the drinks consortium,
Roseisle is the product of three years of construction. It cost Diageo 40 million to build,
employs 25 workers and encompasses 3,000 square meters of space. On the premises
Diageo expects to produce 10 million liters of whisky each year through fourteen new
stills crafted by the coppersmiths at Abercrombie, Alloa.

The Speyside facility was built not to replace the individual distilleries under the Diageo
umbrella, but to supplement them, in response to increased market demand which those
distilleries have been struggling to meet. The spirits produced there will be used in Diageo's
profile of blended whiskies, which include Johnnie Walker, J&B, Bell's and Black & White.
No plans have been announced to ever bottle a single malt from Roseisle, but you never
know what time may bring."

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(mods - feel free to move to Industry News if you'd like)

ThomasH
10-06-2010, 08:50
You can bet that some of this malt will eventually get bottled by itself. Diageo just needs to find the age that is ideal to do it!

Thomas

cowdery
10-06-2010, 16:03
I'll give this to the Scots. Their stills sure are pretty.

CorvallisCracker
10-06-2010, 18:12
OOOoooooooo shiny!

sku
10-06-2010, 18:29
Quiz time.

The above picture is:

A) The pipe organ from the First Presbyterian Church of Dufftown.
B) Diageo's human embryo factory, giving birth to a new generation of whiskey drinkers who will be geneticially predisposed to like only Johnnie Walker.
C) A collection of cleverly disguised giant bongs.

cowdery
10-06-2010, 20:50
Quiz time.

The above picture is:

A) The pipe organ from the First Presbyterian Church of Dufftown.
B) Diageo's human embryo factory, giving birth to a new generation of whiskey drinkers who will be geneticially predisposed to like only Johnnie Walker.
C) A collection of cleverly disguised giant bongs.

D) All of the above.

silverfish
10-10-2010, 05:31
whiskyintelligence tours the Roseisle Distillery (http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2010/10/loch-fyne-whiskies-tours-roseisle-distillery-sunday-scotch-whisky-news/).

PAspirit1
12-06-2010, 16:18
That is an awesome sight. If it keeps Johnnie Walker Black under 30$ around here then it is especially great.

fussychicken
12-12-2010, 19:29
Interesting to see such an unashamedly "modern" whiskey distillery. As much as I have issues with Diageo it is nice to see someone (granted someone with deep pockets) willing to forgo the standard practice of building a rustic historical looking type of facility in efforts to brand themselves as authentic.

Does anyone else know of other "modern and proud of it" whiskey distilleries?