• Behind the Revival of Ghost Distilleries Port Ellen and Brora

    7 days ago - By Elite Traveler

    The history of Scotch whisky is full of booms and busts, but 1983 was a dark time even for an industry accustomed to low moments. A fine whisky takes decades to produce, so predicting future demand is as important as the product. By the time 1983 rolled around it was clear forecasters had been getting it wrong. Sales had been falling for years, while production levels stayed the same.
    Scotland soon found itself swimming in a sea of excess whisky, and it became untenable for Port Ellen and Brora (small distilleries in remote corners of Scotland) to stay open. They both closed that year...
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