As I mentioned in a post about my visit to Laphraoig, only a few scotch whisky distilleries do their own malting.
Floor malting is the historic technique of preparing barley for fermentation; turning it into malted barley. Most of the 100 distilleries in Scotland purchase malted barley from commercial malting plants, and most (all?) of the distilleries that do floor malting also purchase additional malt from commercial malters.
Read more about floor maltings here.
Today I just read about another scotch whisky distillery re-starting their floor malting, so I thought it would be good to create a list.
Distilleries that do floor malting are:
- Laphroaig, Islay
- Bowmore, Islay
- Kilchoman, Islay
- Highland Park, Orkney Islands
- Springbank, Campbelltown
- The Balvenie, Speyside
- Benriach, Elgin, Speyside