They import the natural grain spirit so no they do not distill it on Unst rather they re cook it adding ingredients so yea bit of a con really http://www.ginfoundry.com/interviews/stuart-nickerson-shetland-reel/
Personally, I think it is depressing that Shetland continues to haemorrhage it's wealth to another outside (dis)interest.
Yes Colin, this seems to be the trend not only in Shetland but within the UK in general, everything being sold off to outsiders with the result of course much of business is now owned and operated from elsewhere.
"selling off the family silver " and we have folk who think we could be independent. Independent with what!