What's happening on the water has halted the making of whisky at the Bruichladdich distillery on the Scottish island of Islay.
Other distillers on Islay also face the possibility of a stoppage -- ironically in the midst of the island's annual music and whiskey festival -- due to a shortage of oil.
A pier extension was built on Loch Indaal to allow an oil tanker to dock, but low tides and silting have prevented it from visiting regularly and the company that supplies the oil said it could not guarantee deliveries.
In addition, bad weather prevented the tanker from unloading on Sunday,
With the tanker only only holding one-tenth of its possible load to keep it from going aground, the oil will last only until Wednesday.
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