The original Cromarty Distillery dates back to 1826, founded by John McIntosh, when the town was a major port, importing hemp from the Baltic to be woven in a factory by the shore as well as exporting the produce of the farms on the Black Isle. Inspired by Cromarty's past and Hugh Miller, a famous Geologist that resided in Cromarty from 1802 – 1865, the bottle pays tribute to a man who embraced the age of Scottish Enlightenment. The team at Cromarty Distillers want to support local projects to give back to the area.