‘Island Man’ honoured whisky is named after him

Andy Strangeway with a bottle of Stangeways Port Charlotte.
Andy Strangeway with a bottle of Stangeways Port Charlotte.

An adventurer from the area who slept on Scotland’s 162 remote islands is raising a glass after having a range of whisky named after him.

From 2003-07, Andy Strangeway, 50, of Full Sutton, became the first person to land and sleep on all 162 Scottish islands which are 40 hectares and above, earning him the nickname ‘Island Man’.

In recognition of his achievement, the Fox Fitzgerald Whisky Trading Company have named their new cask range after him, called ‘Strangeways’.

Andy said: “I was contacted by the owner of the company on Facebook. I was just surprised and honoured.

“I don’t know any other product I would rather be associated with than malt whisky.”

The Fox Fitzgearld Whisky Trading Company have printed on the tubes that the whisky bottles are presented in: “Our inspiration for our collection came from Andy Strangeway the first man to reach and stay on all of Scotland’s 162 remote islands.

“Just like you, he has a taste for adventure.”

The company’s owner Eammon Jones commented on Andy’s Facebook page: “Congratulations Andy!! A man of integrity who fights for what he believes in, and who has ventured far and wide to experience the beauty of Scotland. If Andy doesn’t deserve to have a whisky named after him no one does!!!”

Mr Strangeway has received two bottles of Strangeways Port Charlotte from the Fox Fitzgerald Whisky Trading Company as a token of appreciation. The strength is 60.7% and is a limited edition of only 303 bottles.