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Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby ploughboy » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:16 pm

Last night I was watching Landward on BBC2 and they were doing a piece on the new Diagio distillery at Roseisle.
From the shots inside the distillery it looked like each still had two condensers. So I watched it again this morning on the i player ( http://bbc.co.uk/i/npjh8/ it starts about 10 mins in ) and they do have 2 condensers one traditional looking made from copper and one made from stainless steel.

Anyone any idea why they would want two condensers on each still? Would that give them the ability to make two spirit types from the same still?

Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

Had a look at the Landward program and yes, there are two condensers on each still, but take a closer look and it's two condensers on every other still and why have one condenser made from copper and the other from stainless steel. Which are the wash stills and which the spirit stills? May be the stainless steel columns are not condensers. It's all very intriguing.

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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:29 pm

That is one ugly looking Distillery !!!!
Looking forward to next weeks show which features my mate Francis and his altogether better looking Daftmill Distillery !
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby laddie teun » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:35 pm

hmm, it's an UK residents link only GRMPF
can anyone perhaps put the item on youtibe?
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby ploughboy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:15 pm

Sorry but i wouldn't have a clue about how to do that. I thought i was good managing to copy the link. Perhaps someone who is less of a luddite than me might do it.
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby jmrl » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:10 am

'The first new distillery in Scotland in 15 years'

Ah, thats what we pay our TV licence for.

BBC: The Bruichladdich Broadcasting Corporation, I'm surprised they're not visiting a certain pulicity shy progressive Hebridean distillery.

Moan grumble tut.
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby corbuso » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:50 pm

laddie teun wrote:hmm, it's an UK residents link only GRMPF
can anyone perhaps put the item on youtibe?
Thanks!

It would be indeed very good to have at least a short extract on youtube.
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby corbuso » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:51 pm

corbuso wrote:
laddie teun wrote:hmm, it's an UK residents link only GRMPF
can anyone perhaps put the item on youtibe?
Thanks!

It would be indeed very good to have at least a short extract on youtube or if someone could dowload it and send me a copy on CD/DVD I would be pleased to pay for S&H.
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Re: Roseisle Distillery on TV

Postby WhiskyBrat » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:44 pm

There are two condensers because they will be producing different types of spirit at Roseile, the copper ones are for the heavier (meaty) spirit and the stanless are for the lighter grassy spirit. There is a electronic 'flue-valve' that regulates the switch between them.
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