Web
Analytics
Report - - The Abandoned Scottish whisky trail 30/12/07 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

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

melvin26bmx

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
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

2007_1231exploring0039.jpg


And again from up high

2007_1231exploring0053.jpg


Control room?

2007_1231exploring0043.jpg


Reception (still works!)

2007_1231exploring0075.jpg


Washback

2007_1231exploring0070.jpg


Roof shot

2007_1231exploring0079.jpg


Beautiful

2007_1231exploring0082.jpg


Stunning

2007_1231exploring0086.jpg


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

2007_1231exploring0097.jpg


I love old plaques like this

2007_1231exploring0103.jpg


I also loved this:)

2007_1231exploring0126.jpg


Creaky walkway

2007_1231exploring0127.jpg


Where it all starts

2007_1231exploring0141.jpg


Waste water?

2007_1231exploring0148.jpg


Messing around

2007_1231exploring0151.jpg


Then i blatently ripped off Lost

2007_1231exploring0155.jpg


And finally a leaving shot

2007_1231exploring0158.jpg


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.
 

Attachments

Similar threads