This distillery may have its roots as far back
as 1795 and has one of the most colorful histories of them
all. It was on this site that the preacher Magnus Eunson "subsidized"
his profession by smuggling whisky. It was most common for
a stock of his "commercial spirits" to be stored literally
under his pulpit. One witness to his sermons stated that he
"was accustomed to give out the psalms in a more unctuous
manner when excise officers were in the church." The distillery
is located on the island of Orkney, near Kirkwall, and has
been proclaimed as "the greatest all-rounder in the world
of malt whisky" by Michael Jackson. A typical bottling can
combine the best elements of a classic Island and Highland
12 year old
||Some peat, smoke,
with heather, and a trace of sweetness.
||Medium and smooth.
A smooth richness that is most satisfying. Some spice,
heather and honey. This is one that you will need to