Energy efficient plant

InchDairnie distillery aims to blend the old and new

Iain Palmer InchDairnieScotland’s newest distillery has been unveiled in Fife built on the latest energy-efficient technology.

InchDairnie at Kinglassie has taken 18 months to bring to fruition and marks a shift away from the micro-distilleries of recent times. It will produce two million litres of whisky in its first year.

Founded by whisky industry veteran, Ian Palmer, the distillery has created 10 jobs and uses numerous energy-efficient production methods which are designed to enhance the flavour and allow InchDairnie to cut its bills and reduce waste. It is a deliberate blending of modern technology and traditional industry methods.

Over the coming years, InchDairnie Distillery will focus on laying down stock and the creation of its first InchDairnie Single Malt Scotch whisky, which is expected to be available to consumers around 2029.

In addition, the distillery will make a malt for blending to sell to other distillers such as its strategic partner MacDuff International.

“We are fortunate not to be under any commercial pressure to release our whisky so we will wait until the whisky is at its absolute best, which could be in 10, 12 or 15 years time, only time will tell.” said Mr Palmer.

Photo: Iain Palmer (by Rob McDougall)

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