A 14-year-old single malt from the Speyside distillery Inchgower, released as part of the Flora & Fauna series. The Flora & Fauna series was introduced by Diageo (then known as United Distillers) in the 1990s. The range showcases some of Diageo’s lesser-known distilleries, whose whiskies are generally used in blends or released as independent bottlings. Originally nameless, the series was dubbed ‘Flora & Fauna’ by whisky author Michael Jackson, a nod to the drawings of animals and plants on the labels. Inchgower was founded in 1871 by Alexander Wilson & Co. in order to replace their old Tochineal Distillery. Alexander Wilson & Co. became bankrupt in 1936, and the Inchgower distillery was taken over by the Buckie Town Council. They sold it to Arthur Bell & Sons two years later. In 1966, they doubled the capacity to four stills. Arthur Bell & Sons was acquired in 1985 by Guinness, which today is part of Diageo. The majority of Inchgower’s production is used in Bell’s blended scotch.