This was a couple of quotes taking from the Rumourmill, http://www.whiskychallenge.com/rumourmill/index.htm
This ine in June-
And finally, reports are coming in from Shetland that all stocks of the legendary Muckle Flugga whisky have been stolen in a daring warehouse heist. It's another setback for the ill-favoured Shetland Distillers (sic) though this particular spirit was produced by Airdrie's Inver House anyway. The whisky - all 2,160 bottles of it - was in bonded store in Hampshire ("Why?" Ed) and appears to have been taken by some pesky cracksman looking for toiletries. Aftershave. Muckle Flugga. An easy mistake to make. Look out for bottles on eBay. After all, Father's Day is just round the corner.
and this from May-
One person not seen out and about was Caroline Whitfield, founder of Blackwood Distillers (sic) and promoter of the long promised Shetland distillery. The Shetland Times reports that Whitfield has licensed the rights to Blackwood's gin and vodka brands to London-based Blavod Extreme Spirits, with an option for them to purchase outright in several years time. This is clearly a critical step forward in the company's inevitable advance to global dominance, perhaps only to be compared with King Canute the Great's mastery of the tides.
Various increasingly hysterical rumours surround the company, including the surely outrageous suggestion that the Shetland distillery will never be built and that their Muckle Flugga whisky, several barrels of which were sent up to Unst to "overwinter" in the island's atmosphere to try to gain some special Shetland qualities, has been whisked away by faeries and is no longer available for sale. We are happy to disassociate The Rumour Mill from this scurrilous and ill-conceived tittle-tattle and reassure readers that there is a perfectly simple explanation.
We haven't actually heard it yet but, as on the company's increasingly dated website Whitfield herself describes her pet hates as "Cheating, arrogance, shoddiness, excuses" then surely we can expect this any day now?
And, while she's at it, perhaps she'd like to remove the seven fresh-faced children, none of them a day over 7 years old, from the company's web pages and fall in line with the SWA's "Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing & Promotion of Scotch Whisky" which unequivocally states (page 5) "Marketing materials and promotions should not depict a child..." and "Brands should not be advertised or promoted by any person who is below the legal purchase age." In case that's not clear, it means "no kids".
However, it's an easy mistake to make. After all, this is a company that describes one key supplier as "Forsythe's of Duff Town", easily confused with the better-known Forsyths of Rothes, so perhaps it's a simple slip up that will be corrected shortly. We'll keep you posted.