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Ooops. Chivas flushes thousands of litres down the drain

on 01/03/13 at 11:15 am

Booze News

imagesWorkers at a bottling plant in Dumbarton have accidentally flushed thousands of litres of whisky down the drain.

The mix-up was reported at Chivas Brothers’ plant on Tuesday night this week while equipment was being cleaned.

The workers are said to have flushed the whisky away instead of just draining away the waste water.

Quite how much was lost is unclear but a spokesman for the company said that it was not as much as the 18,000 litres mentioned in some newspapers.

Chivas released a statement saying: We are currently investigating an accidental loss on the 26 of February at our Dumbarton site, where some spirit was released to the local water treatment plant.