Diageo upgrading Islay production unit

From the Press Association (UK)

Drinks giant Diageo is to invest millions of pounds boosting the production of whisky at Islay's largest distillery.

The company is to spend £3.5 million (US$5.6 million) upgrading the centuries-old Caol Ila distillery on Scotland's  Sound of Islay. It is hoped the money, to be spent on upgrading and replacing equipment at the site, will increase its production of Scotch by 700,000 litres a year.

The distillery, founded in 1846, currently produces 5.7 million litres of whisky every year, most of which is used in Diageo's blended whisky brands.

The work is expected to take six months and is due to start in June.

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