First oder of visit was the Glenkinchie distillery not to far away from Edinburg which is a decent size Distillery producing 2,350,000 liters a year. The owner of the distillery found the huge and complex model of a whiskey distillery for the world exhibition in London. There you can see every single step how to make whiskey. First you have to prepare the barley. If you use in this step peat smoke to dry it your whiskey will get this unique smokey flavor. In our days all distilleries buy the barley ready for production. The second step done by themselves is to mill the barley in three different sizes. Then comes the fermentation with its really good smell. The left over in this step is good to feed cattle. Now we pass to the most important step the still. The size and shape of the still gives the special flavor to each whiskey. Glenkinchie has the biggest copper still and so the water has a lot of time to " talk to the copper". This very light single malt is mostly found in blended whiskies for example Johnny Walker brand. Only a small portion of its quite impressive production actually ends up as there own Single Malt Glenkinchie Whisky. By Scottish law a whisky is only accepted as a scotch single malt when it consist of barley, yeast and water and is stored for at least 4 years in an oak cast. Glenkinchie as most of the distilleries in Scotland give there whiskies 12 years to develop there unique flavor. When whisky is ready it is white and looks like water. The time in the the oak cast are responsible for the dark color which a whiskey is known for. Each oak barrel has a capacity of 500 liters. Over the storage time in a cold not temperature controlled warehouse 1/4 evaporates into the air. This is regarded as the Angels share.