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Carsebridge Grain Whisky
Carsebridge distillery was a grain whisky distillery in the Lowlands area of Scotland, founded in 1799. The distillery had a huge amount of distilling equipment, but due to its location it was only able to transport goods by road, using horse and cart to carry products and equipment 1 ton at a time.
The distillery was closed along with many others in 1983, the buildings were demolished and the site was converted into a business park.
Carsebridge did not market any official Distillery bottlings, however it was independently bottled by several companies, including Chieftain’s and Duncan Taylor. The latter produced a notable whisky with a fruity, syrupy feel.
While Malt Whisky can only be made from barley, Grain Whisky is made from a mixture of grains, typically wheat and maize (corn) and it may also contain barley.
Grain whisky is distilled in a continuous column still, also known as Coffey still. Coffey still distillation is generally accepted to yield lighter and less complex flavour than pot still distillation (distinctive to malt whisky).
In Scotland, pure Grain Whisky is seldom bottled, it is typically used in the production of blended whiskies that combine grain and malt whiskies. Occasionally well-aged grain whiskies are released as "single grain whisky".
Scotland is the home to 6 grain distilleries: Cameronbridge, Girvan, Invergordon, North British, Port Dundas and Strathclyde. Together they annually produce six times the amount of malt whisky. Only three of the aforementioned distilleries bottled their own single grain whiskies: Cameron Bridge, Black Barrel (from Girvan) and Invergordon.
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