Distillery leaks £1m worth of whisky

25th October, 2016 by Lauren Eads

A Scotch distillery has lost more than £1 million worth of whisky after it leaked from one of its giant vats and into the River Ayr, sparking a health and safety inquiry.

More than 60,000 litres of whisky was lost from the Loch Lomond Distillers warehouse in Catrine, Ayrshire

Around 60,000 litres was lost – the equivalent of some 85,000 bottles – from the Loch Lomond Distillers warehouse in Catrine, Ayrshire.

While much of the whisky leaked into the ground, a large proportion seeped into the River Ayr, prompting an investigation by the Health and Safety ­Executive and Scottish ­Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Confirming the incident, a SEPA spokesman said: “It’s understood that due to a leak inside the building, a significant quantity of whisky managed….

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