Floreat 1824

News - Floreat 1824 whisky sale

We have temporarily paused our whiskey sales due to our status as a school, which prohibits us from selling alcohol without the necessary license.

We plan to host another whiskey sale in the upcoming months. Please stay tuned for notifications regarding this. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. 

Floreat 1824

In April 1822, Henry Cockburn and Leonard Horner went for a walk together in the Pentlands Hills and Lord Henry Cockburn noted in Memorials of His Time, published posthumously in 1856, “One day on top of the Pentlands – emblematic of the solidity of our foundation and of the extent of our prospects – we two resolved to set about the establishment of a new school.” With this walk, the vision for the Academy was born.

In honour of their momentous vision, and to commemorate the upcoming bicentennial, we are delighted to introduce our limited edition Floreat 1824. A marriage of seven specially selected American oak sherry octaves of Ardnamurchan Single Malts the youngest of which is six years of age. Two octaves were filled with peated whisky giving the final dram a delicate hint of smokiness.


“The colour of polished rosewood, Floreat 1824 displays a good bead giving an indication of the rich mouth texture to come. A mellow nose feel gives way to distinct maritime notes of warm sand dunes and rock salt. This freshens further with citrus peel and lemon zest with a hint of green walnut and roasted peanuts. A mouth-coating, oily texture brings a sweeter finish with notes of fresh coconut and treacle toffee, finishing long with burnt chocolate cake.” — Charles Maclean, MBE