Articles

All Fired Up On Cask Research For RyeLaw

By Dr Jennifer Rifkin of Tatlock and Thomson and Ian Palmer of InchDairnie Distillery. When we began to look at producing RyeLaw in 2016 we studied the definition of Rye Whiskey in America. This definition is very clear on the basic principles but many of the...

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Using Heat Pumps at InchDairnie

Here at InchDairnie we are always looking for different ways to reduce our carbon footprint. An opportunity presented itself last year when Rowan Davidson, a Masters in Engineering student from the University of Glasgow approached us with the possibility of doing a...

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Sweden’s Whisky & Bourbon Magazine No.53

Writer and journalist Daniel Bruce paid a visit to InchDairnie, as part of his visit to distilleries across Fife. He writes about what makes InchDairnie stand out in this whisky region, our first release RyeLaw and our Cask Club program. You can find a link to the...

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Brewer and Distiller International: Sustainable Distilling

In the December issue of Brewer and Distiller International, published by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, you will find an article featuring the Distillery and our efforts in reducing our carbon footprint. The article has a particular focus on how we are...

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Sour Mash

Sour mash or as it is often called in Scotland, ‘Back Set’ is where the pot ale or clarified spent wash is used as part of the mashing liquid. It is often incorrectly stated that this is where the yeast comes from, no, the yeast is all dead by that stage. A similar...

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Press Release: InchDairnie Distillery Wheat Whisky

At InchDairnie Distillery they admit the idea of distilling wheat at a malt distillery is so new that there is not even an official specification in Scotland that describes the product yet. Despite the fact it is distilled through copper pot stills, Scottish...

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Press Release: InchDairnie Distillery Sour Mash

“Sour Mash” … a pair of words normally associated with the USA where many, if not most, bourbon and Tennessee distilleries use the sour mash method in the making of their whiskeys. Well, prepare for Fife-based distillery InchDairnie to once again challenge...

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Rye Grain, the poor cousin of Wheat

Rye cereal, not to be confused with rye grass, has been cultivated for many 1,000’s of years and principally in northern Europe where the conditions are less favourable for growing other cereals, wheat in particular. Rye is a winter cereal so it is planted in the...

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Know your Yin from your Yang or indeed your Yen

Our carbon foot print calculation demonstrated that our malted barley was the largest single element in the overall foot print of our new make spirit. Some of this is mitigated by our malt supplier, Muntons https://www.muntons.com/practical-sustainability/ , investing...

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Distilling with Hydrogen

We recently published our carbon footprint calculation, one of the very few distilleries in the world to do so, find it here. This calculation identified the main areas where the production of whisky generates carbon and the burning of natural gas in the distillery...

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