A DISTILLERY that sits on the banks of the River Clyde has unveiled its first official single malt Scotch whisky.
The Clydeside Distillery’s Stobcross, a Lowland single malt made from 100 per cent Scottish barley and water from Loch Katrine then matured in the American oak and Oloroso sherry casks, will initially be avaialbe to purchase online and from the distillery shop. An international release is planned over the coming months.
Located on the site of the former pumphouse at Queen’s Dock on the Clyde, The Clydeside Distillery is owned by Morrison Glasgow Distillers, whose chairman Tim Morrison is the great-grandson of John Morrison who built Queen’s Dock in the 1870s.
The project to transform building into an operational whisky distillery and visitor centre began in 2012 with The Clydeside Distillery opening its doors to the public in November 2017.
Andrew Morrison, commercial director at the firm, described Stobcross – named after an historic cross which once marked the route to Dumbarton Rock – as the “culmination of many years of hard work”, adding: “Stobcross pays tribute to Glasgow’s industrial heritage and the spirit of innovation which forged its position on the global stage.
“Our whisky has been lying patiently waiting for almost four years. This precious time, along with our distiller’s skills and craftsmanship, has created something truly special.”
The Clydeside Distillery, which will be closed during COP26 due to its proximity to the global climate change summit’s venue the Scottish Events Campus, has established itself as one of the city’s leading tourist attractions guiding visitors through an interactive “grain to glass” experience.
Stobcross retails at £45.