Scottish Daily Mail

Whisky on the rocks as drought hits burns


IT is known as the water of life, but whisky production at one distillery stopped because of a shortage of H20 in the heatwave.

Staff at Blair Athol Distillery were forced to cease producing at their plant, near Pitlochry, Perthshire, due to a lack of water from the nearby Allt Dour burn.

Whisky production halted for four weeks and Diageo, which runs the distillery, confirmed that operations had been affected. A spokesman said: ‘The Allt Dour ran low due to low rainfall and we could not draw down water for a period. We have carried out maintenanc­e to minimise water use.’ She added that production had resumed yesterday.

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