Ghost distillery in Scotland gets into the spirit again

Closed over thirty years ago in 1983, the Port Ellen distillery in Islay, Scotland is to be reopened in 2021.
Closed over thirty years ago in 1983, the Port Ellen distillery in Islay, Scotland is to be reopened in 2021.PHOTO: DIAGEO
Closed over thirty years ago in 1983, the Port Ellen distillery in Islay, Scotland is to be reopened in 2021.
Closed over thirty years ago in 1983, the Port Ellen distillery in Islay, Scotland is to be reopened in 2021.PHOTO: DIAGEO

ISLAY (SCOTLAND) - As new life is being breathed into the long-shuttered Port Ellen whisky distillery on Islay in Scotland, plans for the revived ghost distillery reveal that it will have one foot firmly in the past, and the other in the future.

Set to reopen in 2021, the distillery was shut in 1983 as it made more financial sense at the time for its owner , global drinks conglomerate Diageo, to keep its two other bigger Islay distilleries - Lagavulin and Caol Ila - open.

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