Stirling Distillery, in the heart of Scotland, has released two new single-cask whiskies under their ‘Sons of Scotland’ label, making it the first whisky ever released from the Stirling Castle rock.
Having produced gin right next to the historic castle since mid-2019, Stirling Distillery’s co-founders, Cameron and June McCann are now turning their hand to whisky.
Drawing on Cameron’s past career working in the whisky industry and running whisky shops in Stirling, the pair is now launching two single cask whiskies, named after Stirlingshire distilleries which were in operation in the 18th and early 19th century – Cashly and Arngibbon.
“We’re pleased and proud to be releasing whisky from the Castle Rock. What makes us especially excited about our Sons of Scotland range is the chance to start a new chapter in Stirling’s whisky history while celebrating Stirlingshire’s rich whisky making heritage,” said co-founder Cameron.
The Sons of Scotland range features four whiskies drawn from different regions of Scotland: The Highlands, Speyside, the Lowlands, and the Islands.
The Cashly is sourced from a Highlands distillery, while the Arngibbon comes from Speyside, with both whiskies having been matured in ex-bourbon hogsheads for 8 years. The whiskies also herald the Stirling Distillery’s whisky making plans for the future – to produce its’ own new-make spirit onsite next year and to release its first single malt in 2024.
This will mark the first time that Scotch whisky is produced at Abbey Craig. Once production begins, the distillery will also make 40 and 60 litre casks available for purchase for the general public, allowing Stirling Distillery friends and fans to become part of Stirlingshire whisky history.
Co-founder June is eager to get started on the distillery’s new whisky project and explained: ‘As an independent business, we consider ourselves to be the luckiest people in the world to be able to do what we’re doing in one of the world’s most famous historic locations.’
The Cashly whiskey has a scent of Eucalyptus & green apple apples with a slight gooseberry tang, stewed apples and a gentle spice pepper. It is finished short and sweet with hints of sherbet. The Arngibbon whiskey has scents of custard creams, peaches, vanilla and a hint of heather moor, offering a malty taste with oak and soft butter tablet.
Stirling Distillery, established in 2015, is steeped in Scottish history and located in the shadow of Stirling Castle. It is the city’s first legal distillery and it offers a range of gins and whiskeys all with historic relevance.
In addition to their wide range of gins, Stirling Distillery also offers virtual gin tastings which have proven extremely popular over the past year.
As part of the experience, you are provided with a selection of their most popular gins, given insights into the distilling process thanks to their in-house distiller, as well as given Stirling Gin cocktail recipes and a branded hand sanitiser.
Find out more on: https://stirlinggin.co.uk