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ROSEISLE  DISTILLERY,  Elgin, Moray

Provided by Jack Smith, C.S.S. President,   Metro Atlanta Scotch Club  "Good Scotch with Great Friends"

Owner:  Diageo
Capacity: 12.500.000 litres a year
Output: (2012) 10.000.000 litres a year
Pot Stills:  7 Wash Stills, heated by exterial heat exchangers  7 Spirit Stills, heated by steam coils
2 diferent whiskies are produced:  (2012) Light  Speyside, fermentation time 75 hours
Heavy Speyside, fermentation time 50-60- hours    
Total Cost:  40.000.000 pound
Mashes a week: (2012) 42 = 10.000.000 litres spirit a year
Pronunciation:  "ROSE - eye - ul"
Region:  Speyside
Neighbours:  Glen Moray, Linkwood, Glenburgie (Mosstowie), Glenburgie  (Glencraig).
Rejuvenate time: 30 mintes after every run
Established:  2008 with the first distillation in 2009
Status:  Active
Water Source: Underground water was extracted from bore holes using well pumps. Ambient levels of iron,                                                                                                  

manganese and turbitity reduced in on - site water treatment facility.
Water is cooled prior to return to  environment.
Floor Maltings:  Produced on - site
Malt bins:  3, each 115 tonnes
Mash Tun:   2 Stainless Steel, with 13 tonnes each
Condensers:   6 Stills can be swiched between copper and stainless steel                                                                                                       

Condensers
Burghead Maltings:  Roseisle Distillery is connected with the 7 Kilns of Burghead                                                                                                                         

3 kilometer North of Roseisle with                                                                                                           

ROSEISLE DISTILLERY

SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Six of its seven pairs of stills can switch between stainless steel or standard (copper) shell and tube condensers. If a light grassy spirit is required, long fermentation (in excess of 90 hours) is used, along with slow distillation with air rests, and condensing in the copper condensers. Conversely, if a heavy style is needed then the stainless steel condensers will be used. The lack of extended copper ‘conversation’ will add the requisite weight to the spirit. A nutty (malty) style could also be produced by shortening mashing and fermentation regimes. The grassy style which is currently produced is different noticeably to that from other Diageo sites such as Glen Ord or Royal Lochnagar.  


Roseisle was mired in controversy even before the first sod was cut to start construction. The largest distiller building a large distillery signalled some doom-mongers to predict that parent firm Diageo would use Roseisle’s opening as an excuse to close down some of its smaller sites. It soon became the equivalent of a whisky Death Star.

In reality its size, at 10m litres per annum, was smaller than Glenfiddich, and its construction was merely the first stage in a £1bn investment by Diageo in increasing capacity across its estate. Rather than closing anything down, Roseisle ushered in a new era of distillery building.

A biomass plant means it generates much of its own energy, while a heat recovery system allows waste heat from the distillery to help run the maltings at nearby Burghead and across the road at Roseisle.

TIMELINE

2007
Diageo announces plans to build a new super-distillery in Morayshire
2009
Construction complete, Roseisle begins test production
2010
Diageo officially unveils Roseisle in October
2013
The eco-friendly Roseisle aids Diageo in cutting its total carbon emissions by 26%
ROSEISLE FACTS

CONDENSER TYPE i
Shell and tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
Minimum 75hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.5%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
26
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam
MALT SPECIFICATION i
Non peated
MALT SUPPLIER i
Mainly in house
MASH TUN TYPE i
2 Lauter
NEW-MAKE PHENOL LEVEL i
Non peaty
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
70%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
10,000
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Plain
STILLS i
14
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
16,000
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Plain
WASHBACK TYPE i
Steel
WASHBACKS i
14
WATER SOURCE i
Borehole
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Creamed
OWNER

Diageo


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