Where To Find Different Still Types

The size and shape of the still have a huge impact on the characteristics of the final whisky, as does other equipment like purifiers and condensers. If you want to see different distillery tools in action, use this comprehensive list of Scotland’s distilleries as a guide.

Lantern-shaped/lamp-like stills

Glenkinchie, Jura, Ardbeg

Pear-shaped stills

Lagavulin, Dufftown, Allt-A Bhainne, Miltonduff

Onion-shaped stills

Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Springbank

Flat-top stills

Cragganmore, Dalmore, Old Pulteney

Boil Balls

Cragganmore, Glenmorangie, Kilchoman


Arbikie, Ardbeg, Glen Grant, Isle of Harris, Strathmill

Interesting lyne arms

Talisker (U-bend) and Tobermory (S-bend)

Worm tubs

Ballindalloch, Balmenach, Benrinnes, Cragganmore, Craigellachie, Dalwhinnie, Edradour, Glen Elgin,
Glenkinchie, Mortlach, Oban, Old Pulteney, Royal Lochnagar, Speyburn, Springbank, Talisker

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