There’s a lot of romance attached to the whisky business, and I’m not sure the events of last week will have done much to redress the balance between mythology and reality. I’m talking about the reopening of Diageo’s Port Ellen distillery on the isle of Islay, two centuries after it was originally built – and just over 40 years after Diageo precursor Distillers Company Ltd (DCL) closed it down (apparently) for good.

Stay informed for just £1! *

Get access to unbiased and data-driven news with a subscription to Just Drinks.

What’s included in your subscription:

  • Unlimited access to Just Drinks content including daily global news, in-depth analysis, and interviews with C-suite executives
  • Unbeatable coverage of categories from beer, wine and spirits to soft drinks and hot beverages
  • Unrivalled drinks industry comment from Dean Best, Jessica Broadbent and leading sector specialists

Have a Subscribtion Sign in

Get help with subscribing or signing in
*30-day digital subscription for £1. Available to new subscribers only