The first whisky to be produced on Scotland's Isle of Lewis in 160 years was shipped off the island today.
However, the Abhainn Dearg Distillery's two-year-old spirit has to wait another 12 months before it can officially be called whisky.
Prior to releasing their first malt whisky in 2011 a small "Spirit Of Lewis" batch at 65% abv (130 proof) is to be bottled under a very limited release for malt whisky buffs.
MacSorley's Bar in Glasgow will also be the first bar in the world to sell the 2011 product to the general public and will be naming it the "Peacemaker batch." That's in honor of the bar's founder, Phillip McSorley, who founded the establishment in 1899 and blended and sold his own whisky, named "Peacemaker."
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