I shall come to grief at the bottom of some glacier; but, if I am to speak my mind, I would rather live for a couple of years among the heights, where there are no governments, nor excisemen
, nor gamekeepers, nor procureurs du roi, than grovel in a marsh for a century.
Most distilleries were historically situated close to plentiful water sources and with good supplies of barley nearby (not to mention areas difficult to access by excisemen
, but that is another story for, perhaps, another day).
a set of unprincipled excisemen
," and "disturb[s] the peace
Meanwhile, Riverside Inverclyde is in the final stages of its PS4m upgrading of Greenock's A-listed Custom House, which was built in 1818 and served as an important base for excisemen
on the Clyde.
True story behind humorous tale about 24,000 bottles of the amber nectar as the police and the excisemen
chased them around the island and there are still bottles believed to be buried on nearby Barra to this day.
However, the Scotch Whisky Association has chosen some other compositions - Burns' attacks on the "excisemen
" who tax the "Scotch drink" - to point out that whisky remains one of the UK's highest taxed goods over 200 years after his death.
While whisky smuggling was a way of life for many in the area during the 19th century, it was also a source of lucrative income for the Excisemen
and the whole host of revenue officers will
There was a large group of excisemen
scrutinising the outgoing craft again, and Nick was very conscious of the sticky packet anchored under his shirt.
Cannon claims that he turned over a new leaf on his marriage and was a faithful husband, but Susannah's pregnancies and the frequent moves characteristic of junior excisemen
posed a challenge.
Our final stop was at the picturesque Glengoyne ("Valley of the Geese") Distillery, beneath a waterfall where, in times past, moonshiners had operated their illicit stills away from the prying eyes of excisemen