During the Crimean war, many Scottish officers became deeply dissatisfied with the cheap and inferior spirits which were being rationed to them.

Major Gunn, realising that an unhappy soldier is not a good soldier, took it upon himself to petition High Command personally, risking his own military career in the process.

Within days, his request was granted, and a hundred barrels of Scotland’s finest whisky were loaded onto a supply ship, and a minor mutiny was averted.

This blended Scotch whisky now bears his name.

“Some things are worth fighting for”, Major Gunn would say, “and an excellent Scotch whisky is one of them!”