Oil Shortage Messes Up Whisky Festival
Oil shortages have brought the stills at the Bruichladdich distillery on the island of Islay to a halt. The Islay Whisky Festival is underway this week but no one is able to distill without the oil. Tankers have not been able to dock at the island due to low tides and a high degree of silting despite the fact that the area has been dredged. Islay is famed for its whisky and is home to eight distilleries including Bowmore, Ardbeg and Laphroaig.