This week pupils and staff had a very informative visit to Glenkinchie Distillery. This inter-disciplinary visit covered aspects of the Home Economics and Geography curriculum, and Developing the Young Workforce. As well as exploring how whisky is made, pupils found out about the supply chain in place to ensure timely and uninterrupted provision of raw ingredients and the significance and impact of the Distillery, and the whisky industry in general, on the local and national economy.
The visit proved an interesting olfactory experience for our pupils as they followed the step by step process of whisky making, from the Malt House to the Mash House, the Tun Room and then the Still House and the strong, though pleasant, aromas associated with each stage. It would be fair to say though that noses were wrinkled!