There is a distillery in Fort William, Scotland called Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles, stands 1,345 meters (4,413 feet) above sea level and is directly below. Sourced from two pools on Ben Nevis, Coire Leis and Coire na'Ciste, the Allt a'Mhuilinn is the water source for this coastal distillery in the West Highlands. Long John McDonald, a 1.93m tall descendant of the King of Argyll in western Scotland, founded the distillery in 1825.
Donald McDonald, Long John's son, gained control after his father's death in 1856. In 1878 a second distillery called Nevis Distillery was built nearby. The two distilleries finally merged at the beginning of the 20th century to meet the steadily increasing demand. The distillery was acquired by new owners led by Joseph Hobbs in 1955.