Whisky mould (Baudoinia compniacensis) also called whisky black or whisky fungus sometimes, is a naturally occurring fungus that thrives on ethanol. When whisky matures in bonds the alcohol that escapes is called “the Angels’ share” and it is this ethanol that whisky mould thrives on. Occurrences and levels of growth increase the nearer you get to a whisky bond (storage and maturation area) but also occurs near distilleries, spirit bottling facilities, cooperages where used barrels are refurbished and manufactured and even bakeries. Although natural and not considered to be harmful, whisky mould is most definitely not universally welcome and with our systems, solutions and experience can be swiftly, safely and effectively removed and deterred. This case was close to a whisky bond. Following pressure washing we applied a high quality biocide to kill any remaining spores which will then retard re-growth and is strongly recommended after cleaning whisky mould for the best possible result and longest lasting clean.
At Nutech Cleaning we have over 20 years’ experience in cleaning whisky mould and various techniques are employed to remove it, such as pressure washing, steam cleaning or soft washing. We can treat whisky mould with a biocide to kill the growth and to deter re-growth and the best results frequently come from a combination of pressure washing and biocidal treatment.