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Report - The Abandoned Scottish whisky trail 30/12/07

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by melvin26bmx, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. melvin26bmx

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    Well, it all started bright and early, actually, dark, icy and early, after spending most of the night in A&E for a suspected broken wrist (and never having it looked at) I was off to meet the others to get the tour started. We all met up at 7am, Pincheck was chaffeur for the day :thumb , many thanks to him, and to Lost for being the tour guide :thumb , A little on the history of the first stop :-

    Founded in 1973 under the name "Braes of Glenlivet", the distillery was intended to produce malt exclusively for the needs of the blenders, especially for the brands of the owner, The Chivas and Glenlivet group.
    It was the most modern distillery in Scotland in those days. In 1995 the the Braes of Glenlivet distillery has been renamed in Braeval, because its owner did not want to mention Glenlivet as part of the name of any distillery but "The Glenlivet" anymore. They own "The Glenlivet" as well. The renaming took place in 1995.

    And onto the pics.

    First view of stills

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    And again from up high

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    Control room?

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    Reception (still works!)

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    Washback

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    Roof shot

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    Beautiful

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    Stunning

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    And then we cracked onto the next explore..


    Imperial Distillery, Carron

    Built in 1897, by Thomas MacKenzie, it coincided with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, which was no doubt an influencing factor when naming the distillery.

    A lot has changed since my last visit with lost in the spring, a lot of boarding has taken place, possibly due to pikeys hacking the copper pipes off the still's etc, a real sad sight:(

    Stills

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    I love old plaques like this

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    I also loved this:)

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    Creaky walkway

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    Where it all starts

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    Waste water?

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    Messing around

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    Then i blatently ripped off Lost

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    And finally a leaving shot

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    I had a lot more photos but ill leave room for everyone elses photos. Mine still aint that great as im still working out the settings on new camera. It was a brilliant day, was good to meet some fellow explorers too, and to hear there stories of other places:thumb Nice to meet you guys, maybe see you again soon.
     

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