Scotsman drowns in whisky vat

A manager at the Glenfiddich distillery has drowned in a giant vat of whisky.

Brian Ettles, 46, allegedly threw himself into a 16ft wooden tank filled with water and yeast on Saturday night.

Firemen and paramedics tried to rescue him from the 50,000-litre container, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The father of two had worked at the site in Dufftown, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, for 22 years.

The tragedy came a day after his wife, Irene, had celebrated her 54th birthday.

The Glenfiddich Distillery, which is a popular tourist attraction, was closed on Monday as a mark of respect to Mr Ettles.

Grampian Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

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