Robert Haig of Throsk

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Robert Haig

Death: June 1664 (70-71)
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Son of James Haig, 17th of Bemersyde and Elizabeth Haig
Husband of Elspeth Haig
Father of John Haig of Orchard Farm
Brother of John Haig; Robert Haig; George Haig; James Haig; William Haig and 6 others

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About Robert Haig of Throsk

Robert Haig was censured by his church elders for operating a still upon the Sabbath in 1655. This is the oldest known reference to a whisky distillery. His descendants operated distilleries in England, Ireland and Scotland. John Jameson, the founder of Jameson Irish whiskey, married one of them, Margaret Haig.

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