- Published on Monday, 03 December 2012 11:03
- Written by Lucy Britner
A fire that devastated an alcohol plant in the West Midlands will not affect gin production, according to the company.
Alcohols Limited’s chemical storage warehouse in Langley was devastated by a fire last week. 200 homes were evacuated and it took 100 firefighters to tackle the blaze, according to the BBC.
The distillery makes gins for brands all over the world, including Martin Miller, Whitley Neill and The Botanical’s. Peter McKay, director of the distillery division at the company told Harpers that he hoped to recommence production later this week: “The beverage side is undamaged and the still are still intact. They are not in operation yet because health and safety inspections have to take place.
“We are in a state of flux and we are hoping to restart production at the end of the week or early next week.”
McKay said the halt in production would not affect stock. “It won’t have any affect in the short term or the long term. We keep good stocks,” he said.
One person was injured in the blaze but it is not thought to be serious.
Alcohols Limited is a family-owned chemical distribution company.