Saturday, 6 May 2017

Illicit Whisky Distilleries

This is one of my favourite archaeological sites. It's on Choiremhuilinn land, a mile or so to the east of the remains of the clachan, half way up Ben Hiant, and tucked into a sheltered bowl of land.

The pile of stones don't look like much but we're fairly certain they're the remains of a building which housed Choiremhuilinn's illicit whisky still, which probably dates back to the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century.

Each time we visit it we discuss the possibility of reopening the site and distilling a traditional highland single malt - for our own use, of course. It's an attractive if impractical idea, but one thing we have done is to start to gather together all the sites we've discovered in the last few years and put them on the new Heritage Ardnamurchan website. The three whisky distilleries are described here.

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