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.