An Edinburgh whisky distillery part-owned by Diageo and The Edrington Group has temporarily closed after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city, according to reports.

Production at the North British Distillery in Gorgie was halted as a “precaution”, the company told the BBC today (8 June). Scotland's health executive said the company had failed to adequately control the risk of legionella in one of its cooling towers, the BBC reported.

The tower has not been identified as the source of the outbreak.

Elsewhere, a 56-year-old man has died in the outbreak, which had infected 61 people in Scotland as of yesterday.

The distillery produces non-branded whisky used in blends including The Famous Grouse, Johnnie Walker Black and Cutty Sark brands, according to the company's website.