This is the first time whisky has been made in Stirling for 171 years.
Stirling, Scotland – 28th November, 2023 – Stirling Distillery has announced they have filled their first whisky cask with new make spirit - the first time whisky has been made in Stirling for 171 years. The distillery have a limited number of cask club places left for their exclusive whisky club that will give members first refusal on all new whisky releases.
For £350, members will get to be part of Stirling whisky history as well as enjoying their VI Casks for King James six bottle set. This will be an excellent Christmas gift for whisky lovers and rare bottle collectors looking to invest in whisky. These rare bottles - with only 300 available - will be released biannually over three years. More details can be found on their website.
Whisky hasn’t been distilled in the city since 1852 when the original Stirling Distillery closed its doors. The first brewing mash took place on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 and the first cask was filled on Monday 27th November. The delicate distilling process will see craft small batch runs over the next few months as the distilling team develop the whisky’s unique gentle lowland flavour. The first releases of Stirling whisky will be ready in late 2026.
Distillery co-founder Cameron McCann spoke about his excitement with the initial taste:
“I’m proud of how we have evolved as a business and excited about our new make spirit. It has a great soft flavour with a fair bit of maltiness. We’re all looking forward to seeing how this matures in our casks and grateful to everyone who has invested in our whisky journey so far”.
Stirling Distillery opened its doors for the first time in 2019. Initially focusing on gin and having won countless awards, it has now expanded into whisky production.
The distillery began their whisky journey with the launch of their Sons of Scotland independent bottling range which was launched in 2021. The limited edition collection celebrates the history of Stirlingshire’s rich whisky making heritage with whiskies drawn from different regions of Scotland; the Highlands, Speyside, the Lowlands, and the Islands.
About Stirling Distillery
Stirling Distillery, established in 2015, is steeped in Scottish history. Located in the shadow of Stirling Castle, central Scotland, it is the city’s first legal distillery. Offering a range of award-winning gins and whiskies celebrating Stirling’s rich history, the distillery is open daily for gin and whisky experiences, tastings and a weekly gin school. We began production of our first new make whisky in October 2023 with bottles of our lowland spirit available from 2026.
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