Intended to create a sense of historical provenance, our guest whiskies were inspired by our mission to pursue authenticity, that taps in to the ancient history and genuine Scottish and Irish connections of the Macaloney name

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Among The Heather

A ’45 romantic episode in Scottish history was the Jacobite Rising. After the fateful battle of Culloden, 1746, Dugald-Roy McOlonie, a kins-man of our Macaloney Distillers founder, was forced to hide among his native heather hills from cruel Hanoverian revenge. Despite him enduring sustained discomfort and great personal loss, where he’d seen 300 of his 800 clansmen die for Prince Charles Edward Stuart, he remained loyal to the end.

 

Lamenting his losses, Dugald-Roy wrote his poignant poem:

“In the heather’s my bed ‘neath the dew-laden trees … And though I’m in a den, there’s o gloss in my hond, and I’ll drink, ond refuse not, o health to Prince Chor/es.”

D.R.McOlonie 1747

Sung in Gaelic by The Lochies 1987.

Our Among the Heather vatted malt Scotch, has a hint of peat smoke and is a perfect warming dram. Please raise a glass to our family poet & his Prince

Available for sale in our Visitor Centre

Prince Dougal’s Dram

A romantic episode in Scottish history was the ’45 Jacobite Rising. After the fateful battle of Culloden, 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart became a fugitive hiding in the heather with a massive Hanoverian bounty on his head, yet no Jacobite ever betrayed him. Whilst on the run, his companions never used his royal title but out of an abundance of caution called him Dougal Macaloney.

His nickname was borrowed from his most staunch and loyal supporters, the ancestors of our Macaloney Distillers founder. The name also represented a subtle Highland compliment due to it meaning in the Gaelic ‘son of the prince of the storm’. After all, Prince Charlie had braved the stormy seas to raise the clans and restore the true Stuart monarchy.

 

Our Prince Dougal’s Dram is a vatted malt Scotch whisky with a hint of Sherry-wood, fit for a Prince. Please raise a glass to ‘Prince Dougal Macaloney’ from over the sea!

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