Stirling whisky production re-starts after 170 years


Stirling Distillery has begun production of their own new-make whisky, making history for the city of Stirling where whisky hasn’t been distilled since 1852 when the original Stirling Distillery closed its doors.

The new Stirling Distillery opened in 2019 focusing solely on gin, beginning their whisky journey with the launch of their Sons of Scotland independent bottling range in 2021 with whiskies drawn from different regions of Scotland; the Highlands, Speyside, the Lowlands, and the Islands.

The first brewing mash of its own whisky took place earlier this week with the first gravity reading taken that evening. The first releases of Stirling whisky will be ready in late 2026, to be followed by their VI Casks for King James limited edition set.

Distillery co-founder Cameron McCann said, “For us, the essential elements in creating a truly special whisky are simple; from using only the best water, yeast and malted barley to the care that goes into hand selecting the best quality casks. This will develop the rich flavours. We’re excited to be embarking on this whisky journey”.


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