Man o' Hoy

United Kingdom, Scotland
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Man O'Hoy
At one point in its history Man O'Hoy (or Stromness, or Old Orkney) was powered by a 12-horsepower steam engine which, "by means of shafts stretching all over the place, can be made to do all the work of the distillery."


Founded in 1817, Stromness distillery was first led by John Crookshanks, then registered under the name of Harry Crookshanks four years later.

After a handful of changes in ownership, the facility fell into disuse until being purchased by the Macphersons in 1878. The brothers brought Stromness back to its former glory, renaming it, "Man O'Hoy". They closed in 1927, and dismantled in 1940. They once operated a 12-horsepower engine.
Distillery info:
  • Country United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Established 1817
  • Visitor center No
  • Status Active
  • Address Stomness, Orkney
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