Strathearn Distillery Introduces Its First Scottish Single Malt - The Whiskey Wash

Strathearn Distillery Introduces Its First Scottish Single Malt

By Nino Marchetti / March 11, 2020

Scotland’s Strathearn Distillery was founded back in 2013, being considered at a time a pioneer of that whisky nation’s craft distilling scene. In 2016 it debuted its first ever single cask offering, seeing some of the first 100 bottles at that time fetch thousands at auction. The distillery has kept in the game since, and for its efforts it was ultimately acquired by noted independent whisky bottler Douglas Laing & Co. just over four months ago. Now, in the wake of all this, it has debuted its first single malt.

The new Strathearn Single Malt Batch 001, according to those behind it, draws from whisky distilled in 2013 and 2014 and aged in “the finest European oak and ex-Sherry casks.” It has been bottled at 46.6% ABV and is both of natural color and non-chill filtered.

“It has been four months since we welcomed the Strathearn Distillery into the Douglas Laing family,” said Douglas Laing officials in a newsletter. “Our Perthshire Distillery has been a pioneer in the ‘craft distilling’ world with a premium and genuine handcrafted approach to Single Malt Scotch Whisky production.

Strathearn Single Malt Batch 001

Strathearn Single Malt Batch 001 (image via Douglas Laing)

“A wonderful addition to our family’s portfolio, Strathearn’s first ever, Single Malt release is available now.”

This new Scotch single malt is currently on sale, pricing around £89, or about$115 USD. The release of it comes at a time when Douglas Laing is settling into residency at Strathearn, with Cara Laing, Douglas Laing’s Director of Whisky, noting that “a distillery very much in its infancy, Strathearn affords us the opportunity to create an extraordinary brand home for our family business and a global Single Malt brand steeped in our family firm’s history, heritage and passion.”