Our interest lies not just in the bottling of Scotch Whisky but also in its study.

Funded through the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Gordon Ricketts Memorial research grant, ‘Portrait of an industry: Scotch Whisky distilleries and their communities’ offers an insight into this historic and highly revered industry.

The author’s somewhat esoteric background in architecture and in whisky served as the catalyst for the manifestation of this report. Having studied architecture to degree level and having founded Malt of The Earth Whisky Company, this investigative study into the industry broadly set out to explore the interrelationships between its people and its buildings.