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Fire Strikes Diageo Malting Facility

February 25, 2015 – Production is scheduled to resume later today at Diageo’s Burghead Maltings in Moray, Scotland, following a fire inside one of the facility’s kilns Tuesday night. Firefighters from as far away as Inverness spent about 12 hours fighting the fire at the facility, which supplies malted barley for Diageo’s malt whisky distilleries in the Speyside region.

A Diageo spokesman told WhiskyCast via email that the fire was confined to one of the facility’s seven kilns, which are used to dry wet barley at the conclusion of the malting process. The damage is reported as minor, and there were no injuries reported.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

Editor’s note: This story was updated with additional information. 

Links: Diageo | BBC Scotland