On 26th August 1898 the Firth of Cromarty left Glasgow. She was bound for Australia with over 2000 tons of general cargo and a large consignment of whisky.
By 27th August she was off Corsewall Point at the top of the Rhinns of Galloway when a strong wind smashed her against the rocks. The crew managed to escape but it took a further four days before a salvage party could reach the ship. In the meantime much of her cargo, including the whisky, was washed ashore.
No one knows what became of the whisky but it seems that many Wigtownshire farmers were unusually happy during the months following the wreck.
A local diver who also works for the Museums Service recovered this bottle of whisky more recently from the wreck. It still contains whisky but has yet to be sampled.
In the collection of Stranraer Museum.