MacKenzie of Seaforth was one of the many gentry to leverage the newly opened whisky market in 1823. MacKenzie and his progenitors had, up to that point, operated numerous illegal distilling operations for decades and kept the local magistrates quite busy. The MacKenzie name and the Seaforth peerage come up frequently in Scottish history. The piobaireachd “The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute” is said to have been composed for William MacKenzie, 5th Earl (d.1740), who was exiled after being wounded in the first Jacobite uprising of 1715.
View the score for “Seaforth’s Strathspey.”