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2007 Act of the Union 1707 Undisclosed malt 5cl

2007 Act of the Union 1707 Undisclosed malt 5cl

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In 2007, a special whisky was crafted to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the Act of the Union 1707. This unique spirit, known as the 2007 Act of the Union 1707 , is a single malt whisky from an undisclosed Speyside distillery. It was bottled by The Whisky Connoisseur in the Scottish Borders. Only 240 bottles of this exceptional whisky were produced.

While this whisky doesn’t date back to the early 1800s like the remarkable discovery in Blair Castle, it still holds its own place in history, celebrating the enduring union of the United Kingdom.

The 1707 Act of Union holds a significant place in history, as it united England and Scotland into a single political entity known as the United Kingdom. Let’s delve into some intriguing aspects of this historic treaty:

Original Act of Union:
The original Act of Union, drafted over 300 years ago, is surprisingly concise, spanning just over 7,100 words. While much of its content has become obsolete, some provisions remain relevant today.
Economic Clauses:
The treaty addressed economic matters, including a bounty for white herring exports from Scotland.
Scotland was exempted from certain taxes, such as the window and malt taxes, which were levied on the English at the time.
Interestingly, there was a temporary boom in Scottish wine and brandy imports due to lower duties.


Currency and Representation:
The Act established a common currency for the newly formed United Kingdom.
Scotland retained the right to issue its own banknotes.
The UK was represented by “one and the same parliament” until 1999, when the first MSPs arrived in Edinburgh.
The Scotland Act 1998 now supersedes relevant sections of the Act of Union.


Flag and Symbolism:
The union flag (Union Jack) was mandated to be used in all flags, banners, standards, and ensigns.
However, practical realities, such as the Six Nations rugby tournament, often defy this provision.
The Scottish saltire flies alongside the union flag and the EU stars at Holyrood.
Legacy and Adaptation:
The Act’s provisions related to sin taxes have evolved over time, with special consideration for Scotch whisky.


State-funded education, healthcare, and unemployment benefits were unknown in 1707.
The Act assumed Scotland would be governed from SW1, but subsequent legislation clarified Scotland’s autonomy.
In summary, while the Act of Union has left a lasting legacy, its relevance has shifted over the centuries, adapting to changing times and needs

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