This seems like an interesting story. Let’s hope it succeeds!

Figgins told the drinks business he is “so excited” to create something unique on the Isle of Man, which he hopes will carry a flavour that is “very endemic to its location”.

“It’s always been my aspiration to go somewhere where we’ve never been before. We have a larger distillery under construction that will allow us to store the aged spirits, and we want to take it also to the purest provenance of Manx whisky.”

I’m curious how the product is named, and whether the Scots or the Irish will argue about it being called “whiskey” here on the Isle of Man.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.

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