The first whisky distillery to be built in the Speyside area of the Scottish highlands in the 20th century - with American capital - was opened Oct 7 by Long John Distilleries at Tormore, Morayshire.
CU Sign 'Tormore Distillery' pan to distillery.
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LV Reservoir pan over to distillery.
GTV Inside mash house.
SV Mashing machine.
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CU Mashing container.
SV Temperature gauge.
SV Tun room, in container yeast is converting wort.
CU Container tilt down to name on side "wash back no. 5".
GV Inside still house - four stills.
SV Man inspecting stills.
CU Name on still "content 4040 galls. wash still".
CU Name "No. 2 low wines purifier".
CU Name "No. 1.spirit condenser".
SV Excise man dips stick in spirit for quantity check.
SV Excise man checking tilt down to name "spirit receiver".
SV Excise man at safe checking sample for strength.
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SV Excise man finishes inspection, walks down steps tilt up to the four stills.
CU Duty free warehouse, man opening door.
CU Spirit vat 2921 galls.
LV Inside warehouse, excise man checking quality
SV Man marking barrel.
SV Excise man opening door of warehouse.
SV Man entering warehouse and tapping barrels.
SV man tapping barrels.
SV Excise man checking quality in barrel.
CU Name "Tormore Distillery" pan to GV of distillery.
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Background: The first whisky distillery to be built in the Speyside area of the Scottish highlands in the 20th century - with American capital - was opened Oct 7 by Long John Distilleries at Tormore, Morayshire.
Built on a 600-acre site close by the pure soft flowing water from the Cromdale Hills - a most essential ingredient of Scotch whisky - the GBP500,00 Anglo-American Tormore Distillery's four giant copper pot stills can produce an estimated 300,000 proof gallons of malt whisky a year, and work is already under way to expand the capacity by another 100,000 gallons.
Key workers (mashmen, stillmen, plant managers) live in modern, rent-free, five-room houses ranging in value from GBP3,500 to GBP7,000, designed by Sir Albert Richardson-President of the Royal Academy-and built on a 40-acre tract adjacent to the plant. Reflecting typically Scottish architecture, the family homes incorporate the most modern labour-saving gadgets.
Commenting on the need for expanding Scotch whisky production facilities, Mr. John Mackie, chairman of the distilling firm, said the United States alone now takes about 58 per cent of all Scotch whisky exported. "I guess you can say", he said "that Americans are trying to drink Scotland dry, and if production facilities are not steadily expanded, I think they might well do it."