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Fresh from a cave in Unst:' according to the label, or possible an old croft house. From Brigadoon, quite possibly, or the Viking equivalent. Valhalla? Muckle Flugga whisky.

I never thought I’d see the day…

You see, many years ago - 10 actually - there was a plan to build a whisky distillery in Shetland. It would be Britain’s most northerly. Blackwood’s was the company concerned, run by a dynamic woman called Caroline Whitfield, and it seemed set to go ahead with the project.

Various products carrying the Blackwood's label and heavily branded with Shetlandic blarney hit the marketplace: Jago's cream liqueur, Blackwood’s gin and vodka. Spirits were high.