The re-opening of neighbour Brora was the biggest whisky news of 2017. Far less people know that the current Clynelish distillery was actually closed for a large part of the same year, and re-opened halfway through 2017.
At a recent whisky festival I visited, I overheard someone mention the reopening of Brora. He thought it would mean that prices of pre-1983 Brora would drop dramatically. Bless his heart, but he is obviously very wrong.