[Video] Whisky distilling in the Highlands and Islands: missing pieces of our post-medieval archaeology

Darroch Bratt.

The recording of last Friday’s UHI Archaeology Institute seminar, featuring PhD student Darroch Bratt.

Drawing on historical and archaeological evidence, Darroch demonstrates how his research has attempted to integrate the distilling of whisky into the archaeology of the region and how the historical archaeology of distilling fits into an expanding understanding of rural commercial practice.

The variety in the archaeology of illicit distilling is explored and it is shown that early licensed distilling represents an almost untapped archaeological resource in the region.