Whisky on the rocks as drought hits burns

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

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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