Dalmore Est 1839 is Gaelic for "The Big Meadow" or "Big Field"
Their 4 sets stills are known as the Big Bastards - large & the Wee Ones - small!
Several years ago I visited Dalmore and had a nice 2 hour private tour along with walking the whole property and taking countless pictures for a few hours. During the tour I nearly cracked my head open after going through to visit the wash-backs; my guide told me to step down to the yeast closet to view and when stepping back up I ran right into the steel I-beam. I am 6'3" and the guide stated - sorry mate I should have told to duck! Needless to say I saw stars and was briefly stunned. He also stated one of the workers in the 50's died after being overcome with the effects of their yeast.
A few nice takeaways from my visit:
90% of Dalmore's production goes into blends with the remaining 10% bottled as Dalmore's many expressions
4 Mash Men
23 Mashes per week
8 Wash-Backs are Oregon Pine and are 80+ years old
50 hour fermentation
4 Still Men
Water jackets on their stills cool down the spirit quicker.
From the still to barrel @ 63.5 ABV
Number of barrels filled daily for maturation will vary
One of my favorite tours and distilleries!