Yesterday, a happy buzz went through the world of whisky. The Great News, in case you missed it, is this:
Brora and Port Ellen will be reopening.
Yes, it’s true: Brora. And Port Ellen. Will be. Reopening.
Yesterday, Diageo’s press release and other items concerning the great news were enthusiastically shared by dozens, perhaps hundreds, of whisky enthusiasts. And indeed, this is absolutely wonderful news. Both distilleries were victims of the radical closures of the early 1980s; Brora, because Distillers Company Limited had the newer Clynelish distillery to use for Johnnie Walker. Port Ellen, because it was basically a huge...