The Clydeside Distillery recently unveiled its first official Single Malt Scotch Whisky: the Stobcross, a Lowland Single Malt.
The Lowland whisky is matured in American and European oak casks and is now available for purchase from the distillery. The 70cl bottle sells at a recommended retail price of £45.
It is made from 100% Scottish barley and water from Loch Katrine. The distillery said it has a nose of floral notes with fresh sweetness and tropical tones. The palate has notes of orchard fruits and a hint of white pepper.
“Stobcross pays tribute to Glasgow’s industrial heritage and the spirit of innovation which forged its position on the global stage,” Andrew Morrison, Commercial Director at Morrison Glasgow Distillers, said in a prepared statement. “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. We’re incredibly proud to launch our very first Single Malt.”
Stobcross is named after a historic cross that once marked the route to Dumbarton Rock. It later became a weaving village that was demolished in 1875 to make way for the Queen’s Dock. It is in the Dock’s former pumphouse that The Clydeside has been established, having first opened in 2017.
The Clydeside Distillery’s Chairman, Tim Morrison, is the great-grandson of John Morrison, who originally built the Queen’s Dock in the 1870s. The distillery is said to have established itself as one of Glasgow’s leading tourist attractions since opening in 2017. It is home to a state of the art interactive visitor center offering guests of all ages whisky knowledge.
Official tasting notes for this whisky are below.
- Nose: floral notes, fresh sweetness with tropical tones
- Palate: orchard fruits and hints of white pepper
Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.