The Pencaitland Maltings Plant is situated 12 miles east of Edinburgh and in the middle of the prime barley growing areas of Southern Scotland.

  • The site was established as a 'green field' site in 1964 with the present production plant built in 1978.
  • Present annual malt production capacity is 47,000 tonnes with processing taking place in separate steeping, germination and kilning vessels.
  • Each batch size is 165 tonnes of barley.
  • Flexible and independent barley drying facilities on site allow carefully controlled drying on intake of harvest barley. The extensive storage facilities on site allow for segregation of varietal type and protein level.
  • All of the malt produced at Pencaitland is destined for the distilling market.

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  • Bairds Malt, Pencaitland
  • Pencaitland
  • UK EH34 5DQ

GPS Coordinates

  • North: 55º 54’ 32.497”
  • West: -3º 5’ 50.798”