One of my idle daydreams is to take possession of and restart a silent distillery. The two news stories here and here point to good news for the Scotch industry but bad news for me and my idle daydreams.
Soaring demand for Scotch whisky around the world has prompted another major distiller to announce expansion plans, this time on Speyside.
Chivas Brothers yesterday said it was reopening its mothballed Braeval Distillery and extending its Glenlivet production plant.
Diageo is also adding capacity like crazy:
Work started recently on the £40million plant at Roseisle in Moray - part of a total £100million investment in whisky by Diageo.
as is everyone else in the industry: