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Although both estates are near Dornoch in Sutherland, Skelbo should not be confused with Skibo, the castle and estate built by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie that has since become a five-star venue.
Skelbo estate lies on the south shore of Loch Fleet and consists of a ruined castle, numerous farms, and street of cottages called Skelbo Street.
The Skelbo Burn meanders through the estate to meet the nearby loch and the distillery logically sat beside it, although exactly where is difficult to pinpoint after 220 years.
Skelbo distillery was licensed to James Boag (or Boog) in 1798, but it closed that same year.
- 1798 James Boag/Boog is licensed to distil at Skelbo, but ceases operation in the same year