Two Silos, One Silo, No Silos

Diageo’s Port Ellen malting facility on Islay is now completely devoid of storage silos. When one of their two silos collapsed on 14-November (a rude awakening for the neighbors at 0600!) it damaged the other silo. I wrote about the first silo collapsing as soon as I heard about it. Because of the collateral damage, the second silo was demolished a few days later. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed. I have no idea what was done with several hundred tons of spilt barley or malt.

Diageo says this event will have little to no impact (no pun intended) on their whisky production.

The best coverage of this story is on the Islay blog, which ran several stories on the topic. There was some coverage in the BBC as well, but not nearly as detailed.


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