A bottle of whisky on a production line© John Paul/Scottish Viewpoint/REX/Shutterstock
Norfolk spring malting barley growers are tapping into the increasing thirst of the Scottish whisky distillers and earning a premium over crops aimed at the brewers. As additional suitable light barley land becomes scarce north of the border, the traditional malting barley lands of East Anglia are filling the gap and growers are earning £10/t more than grain destined to make beer. With Asian demand fuelling the rising demand for Scotch whisky, boatloads of malted barley are heading out of […]