– 20.03.20 PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE OF THE DISTILLERY –
During these unprecedented times, our management team is proactively implementing plans in accordance with government advice concerning the outbreak of COVID-19. As the situation escalates in the UK, the decision has been made to temporarily suspend operations at Bruichladdich Distillery from the 20th March 2020.
Our Chief Executive, Douglas Taylor, has released a statement on current matters:
“As COVID-19 spreads, we are taking additional safety measures to protect our team and our fellow islanders. The scale of the impact is still unknown, and we want to do our part to protect our community.
“We have therefore taken the difficult decision today to temporarily close Bruichladdich Distillery’s production functions for two weeks – possibly more, depending on how the situation unfolds.
“Over the coming weeks and months, we will be doing everything in our power to support our fragile island community in its time of need. Our locals have proven time and time again, that they are united and resilient. We hope our distillery can play a meaningful part in getting through it the best we can.”
As we temporarily close the distillery gates, we are making considerable efforts to keep our lines of communication open to all who may need us. Many of us are currently working from home and heeding Government advice to practice social distancing but we will be keeping our social media channels open and will answer or divert all queries through firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this difficult situation, our attentions have turned to how we contribute to our community. Many members of our workforce have volunteered to work alongside emergency organisations within their respective villages, and we’re open to suggestions for any resources that may be put to good use. A limited volume of hand sanitiser has been produced for local healthcare professionals, thanks to our head of retail by day and chemist by night, Ailsa Hayes. More on that soon.
Please do get in touch with us if there is anything we can help with, and in the meantime, stay safe.