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Pentagon Watching Scotch Distillery Webcam

Making single malt a lot like making chemical weapons, spooks explain.
Sharon Weinberger reports that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is keeping close tabs on the Bruichladdich Distillery Company's webcam--for purely educational purposes:
Weapons inspectors may not have found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but they are closely watching operations at a Scottish distillery.
Bruichladdich Distillery Company, which makes single-malt whiskey and allows Internet users to monitor its distillery via webcam, has found that a Pentagon agency has taken an out-sized interest in its operations. It turns out the Defense Threat Reduction Agency was closely watching its operations. "The distillery discovered the additional interest after the DTRA emailed to complain that the distillery’s webcam was out of action," Computing, a U.K. publication reports. "When Bruichladdich asked why the agency was interested in a distillery in a remote Scottish location, the agency said that the process of manufacturing chemical weapons and distilling whiskey were very similar so it was using the Bruichladdich web site to train its operatives."
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Lindsay Beyerstein a New York writer blogging at Majikthise.