In Legend, it is written that the younger son of the Robertson Chief of Struan saved the life of the King from a savage wolf using only his sgian-dubh.
The King gifted him with land in Aberdeenshire which he named Sgian, or Skene, in honour of the weapon. The family thereafter took the name of the land.
In the early 1800s the same land became infamous throughout Scotland as the route for smugglers, and their clandestine transportation of whisky from the Highland Distilleries to the lowlands.
As a result, the name Skene has been inextricably linked with whisky for two centuries and we continue that proud tradition today.