Whisky

Pulteney

Elevated to Royal Burgh status in 1589, Wick remained totally isolated at the extreme north-east corner of mainland Scotland, accessible only by sea. This made the settlement ideal for fishing and smuggling. Sir William Pulteney realised the potential and both Thomas Telford and Thomas Stevenson, father of Robert Louis Stevenson, were brought in to develop …

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Edradour

This is just the time of year to settle down with a good book and a decent dram. The story of “Whisky Galore”, written by Compton Mackenzie, tells the true story of the foundering of “S S Politician”, laden with both liquid and solid gold, on the rocks of Eriskay, in 1941. There were 22,000 …

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Bowmore

For a New Year dram there is nothing better than a beautifully peated Bowmore Single Malt. This is will be from the oldest working distillery on Islay. Relocating from Bridgend during the 1760s, the present site being developed at the same time as the village. Although the both mor (big hut) was standing by 1768, …

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Balmenach

With the final throw of the Jacobite dice came the scattering of the Highland clans across the Haughs of Cromdale. On 1st May 1690, the first of many uprisings against the New Order simply fizzled out. After lying low until the troubles finally died down, three MacGregor brothers came out of the remote whisky smuggling …

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