Which Distilleries Have Floor Maltings?
November 08, 2012
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
As for American and other countries that do floor maltings (for beer or whiskey), that will be a list for another day.
Springbank does 100% of their qwn malting.
Posted by: Danny maguire | April 29, 2013 at 07:03 AM
Rogue Spirits grows barley and floor malts it at their barley farm in Tygh Valley, Oregon.
Posted by: Dennis | May 21, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville Va does their own floor malting.
Posted by: bob | June 18, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Coppersea Distilling in West Park, NY is also floor malting.
Posted by: jack | September 10, 2013 at 09:10 AM
Hillrock Estate Distillery in Ancram, NY grows their own barley and rye and floor malts both at the distillery.
Posted by: Dave Pickerell | January 18, 2014 at 01:19 PM
Leopold Bros. In Denver, CO does their own floor malting.
Posted by: IanAndrew | November 17, 2015 at 02:31 AM
Kimbland distillery in Orkney also does floor malting
Posted by: jc | March 15, 2019 at 05:48 PM