Outlander fans will soon have something new to toast. Actor Sam Heughan, who stars as Jamie Fraser in the popular time-travel drama, is launching a whisky brand, which appears to be called ” The Sassenach.”
Heughan posted a logo on his Instagram account today, which reads “The Sassenach Unique Spirits,” and features the national animal of Scotland, a unicorn.
The caption elaborates: “Unique. @sassenachspirits Distilling now in Scotland… Drop by drop.”
In his stories, he also added “Can’t wait for you to try this…!”
The whisky is part of Heughan’s new business, Great Glen Company, and in an interview with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society published earlier this year, he spoke of his dream to create his own spirit.
“I set up the Great Glen Company to produce products that I believe in, using my heritage and passion as inspiration,” he said. “We are currently working on my brand of whisky with our first announcement soon. First stop is obviously the lifelong dream of having my own dram.”
The project has been in the works for several months, with Heughan sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the process on social media.
Back in May, for example, he teased the first photoshoot for the brand on social media.
And in June, he posted a photo of several whiskies on his Instagram account, writing, “When setting out on an adventure, the journey always comes to an end. The perfect Whisky blend is almost there…!”
The Scots hunk, 39, starred in an episode of the murder mystery, called King’s Crystal, in 2007.
Twitter user Anna stumbled across the episode yesterday and tweeted Heughan with screengrabs of his youthful self starring as Ian King.
She said: “Ehy @SamHeughan do you know this actor??
“He seems pretty damn good, young but already good!!
“I believe he has a bright future ahead.”
And he joked he didn’t recognise himself, replying: “Hmmmm no. Any clues?”
Other fans were also loving seeing throwbacks of their favourite actor.
Bonnie K said: “Awwww…Sam. I’ve seen these before and loved them even then. You’re like a fine wine….you just get better with time.
Another wrote: “The charisma and charm of Sam is from birth. So cute. So sweet.”
Jamey Jeffries said: “Sweet young man. Now grown in very handsome man.”
Another added: “Continuing to be a very handsome man,growing as an awesome actor, a wonderful giving spokesperson for charities of great cause,an inspirational motivator & entrepreneur,a strong & genuine ambassador for a gorgeous country.”
Sam Heughan ( Jamie Fraser ) shares about his early years before Outlander
“When I was a child I was lucky to get taken to a lot of live shows by my parents, then I moved to Edinburgh as a young teenager. They had a free ticket scheme for previews at the Lyceum Theatre and we would regularly attend. It was a great insight into the acting world as sometimes things would go wrong and you’d see “behind the curtain” many a time – it made me realise there was a whole world of people working behind the scenes and all the hard work that goes into a single production.”
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Sam had a few jobs before his acting career took off – “I applied to go to university to study film and English. I knew I was interested but didn’t know how to get into the industry. After taking two years out I finally applied for drama school. During that time (and in fact more as a “jobbing actor” I’ve done a whole variety of things: Bar/cafe work, an usher at the theatre, reception work, worked at Harrods, delivered sandwiches by bicycle in winter, temp at NHS and most proudly I served whisky at a sushi bar. ”
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Lallybroch is Midhope Castle, a 16th-century tower house of five storeys and a garret, to which has been added a later and lower wing.
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Tours start at 10 am . Our private group tours take up to four people to three Jamie Fraser Outlander filming locations. We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary . This tour costs £150 .
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Lallybroch– Midhope Castle, ancestral home of Jamie Fraser
Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth Prison
Blackness Castle – Fort William
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Take in unique views of three historic castles featured in Outlander
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1 . Lallybroch – Midhope Castle
The first location on this Outlander tour is Lallybroch – Midhope Castle, ancestral home of Jamie Fraser . Outlander scenes were shot at Midhope Castle on the fringes of the Hopetoun Estate near South Queensferry.
Midhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.
The interior of Midhope is inaccessible .
Midhope Castle, a 16th-century tower house, is used as Lallybroch(also known as Broch Tuarach) inOutlander. Left to Jamie by his parents, Brian and Ellen, Lallybroch is also home to Jamie’s sister, Jenny, her husband Ian Murray and their children. Lallybroch is a crucial part of Jamie Fraser’s life in Outlander .
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2 . Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle goes back to 1440 . The castle provides the setting for Fort William, as the original fort no longer exists.
The castle is long and narrow because of the shape of the rock on which it is situated and it is sometimes called ‘ the ship that never sailed ‘ . It guards the bay at Blackness and is only a few miles from Linlithgow Palace . The first castle was built in the middle of the 15th century by Sir George Crichton , Earl of Caithness , a member of one of the most powerful families in Scotland .
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3 . Linlithgow Palace
This royal palace is where Jamie Fraser was imprisoned and it featured some of the most harrowing scenes of the TV show Outlander . The Palace is also famous as the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots .
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel. Visitors can climb to the top of the palace for a magnificent panoramic view of the Loch and Palace . B
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