Whisky distilled in Scottish city for the first time in 171 years

Stirling Distillery has begun production of its own new-make whisky.

Whisky distilled in Stirling for the first time in 171 years Stirling Distillery

A Scottish distillery has begun producing whisky in Stirling for the first time in 171 years.

Whisky has not been distilled in the city since the original Stirling Distillery closed its doors in 1852.

The process will see small batches released over the next few months as the distilling team develop the whisky’s “unique lowland flavour”.

An official release of Stirling Whisky will be made available to the general public in late 2026.

Co-founder Cameron McCann said the business was planning a limited initial launch as it will only make 10,000 litres of the spirit in the first year.

Stirling DistilleryStirling Distillery

Members of the company’s Cask Club will also have special access to the whisky made from VI Casks for King James limited edition six bottle set.

There will only be 300 bottles available from the VI Casks and they will be released biannually over three years from 2027, Stirling Distillery said.

The distillery opened in 2019 focusing solely on gin with hopes of moving on to whisky as the business grew.

It began its whisky journey with the launch of the Sons of Scotland independent bottling range which was launched in 2021.

June and Cameron McCann founders of Stirling Distillery.Stirling Distillery

Mr 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”.

The business owners are hoping to further expand their business by buying land to create a visitor centre and host tours.

Mr McCann said seven figure investment will see the production go from 10,000 litres to 200,000 litres.

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