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    Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    From Luxist:

    "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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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    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

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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    I'll give this to the Scots. Their stills sure are pretty.

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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    OOOoooooooo shiny!
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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    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.

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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    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.

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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    whiskyintelligence tours the Roseisle Distillery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggilbertva
    It won't be any cheaper than it is today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan
    Someone will pay it. Someone always pays it.

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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    That is an awesome sight. If it keeps Johnnie Walker Black under 30$ around here then it is especially great.

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    Re: Diageo Inaugurates 40 Million Roseisle Mega-Distillery

    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?
    Steve
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