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    The first whisky distillery to be built in the Speyside area of the Scottish highlands in the 20th century - with American capital - was opened Oct 7 by Long John Distilleries at Tormore, Morayshire.

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    The first whisky distillery to be built in the Speyside area of the Scottish highlands in the 20th century - with American capital - was opened Oct 7 by Long John Distilleries at Tormore, Morayshire.

    Built on a 600-acre site close by the pure soft flowing water from the Cromdale Hills - a most essential ingredient of Scotch whisky - the GBP500,00 Anglo-American Tormore Distillery's four giant copper pot stills can produce an estimated 300,000 proof gallons of malt whisky a year, and work is already under way to expand the capacity by another 100,000 gallons.

    Key workers (mashmen, stillmen, plant managers) live in modern, rent-free, five-room houses ranging in value from GBP3,500 to GBP7,000, designed by Sir Albert Richardson-President of the Royal Academy-and built on a 40-acre tract adjacent to the plant. Reflecting typically Scottish architecture, the family homes incorporate the most modern labour-saving gadgets.

    Commenting on the need for expanding Scotch whisky production facilities, Mr. John Mackie, chairman of the distilling firm, said the United States alone now takes about 58 per cent of all Scotch whisky exported. "I guess you can say", he said "that Americans are trying to drink Scotland dry, and if production facilities are not steadily expanded, I think they might well do it."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EHZXKW27888O55NJZ1KV87H1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EHZXKW27888O55NJZ1KV87H1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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