Tuesday, 29 August 2017
A New Lamb Rum for Sale
Here's an unlikely looking place for a new product, but rum supplies are going to flow from the uninhabited Orkney islet of Lamb Holm. It is a place better known for the location of the Italian Chapel. Emile van Schayk set up the Orkney Wine Company there in the late 1990s and his son, Colin, looks forward to producing between 12,000 - 15,000 bottles of J Gow Rum, named after the local and infamous pirate, John Gow, starting with the first sales this autumn. Read more about it on the BBC website. There is a parallel here. In 1849, Alfred Lamb, son of a wine merchant, William, started selling Lamb's Navy Rum from the family's Great Tower Street distillery, London. Sales went from strength to strength.
Scottish Islands Explorer - issued in single copies
Digital Edition: also available on Lamb Holm