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Scottish Ruins May Have Been Illicit Whisky Distilleries, Say Archaeologist

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 7, 2019

Two ruined farmsteads found in a Scottish forest may have been an illicit distillery, experts claim. Archaeologists surveyed the 18th century remains in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in advance of trees being harvested.

They say the results suggest the Wee Bruach Caoruinn and the Big Bruach Caoruinn, near Loch Ard, were used to make whisky. Strict laws led to widespread illegal whisky distilling in the 1700s. The site was flagged up to Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) by a local history society.

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