The Clydeside Distillery celebrates launch of inaugural Single Malt – Scotch Whisky News

The Clydeside Distillery celebrates launch of inaugural Single Malt 

Distillery unveils long-awaited first expression 

After almost four years of quiet maturation The Clydeside Distillery has unveiled its first official Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Stobcross, a Lowland Single Malt, matured in the finest American and European oak casks, is now available to purchase from the distillery shop and website. The 70cl bottle will retail at £45.

Made from 100% Scottish barley and water from Loch Katrine, the inaugural Stobcross has a nose of floral notes with fresh sweetness and tropical tones. To the palate, drinkers can experience orchard fruits and a hint of white pepper.

Andrew Morrison, Commercial Director at Morrison Glasgow Distillers, said: “Today marks a culmination of many years of hard work.

“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. We’re incredibly proud to launch our very first Single Malt.”

Named after an historic cross which once marked the route to Dumbarton Rock, Stobcross would later be the name given to a fine mansion built in the 1600s. Later becoming the prosperous weaving village of Anderston, the mansion was demolished in 1875 to make way for the Queen’s Dock – at one time the epicentre of Glasgow’s global import and export trade.

Today, in the Dock’s former Pumphouse, built in 1877, that spirit of innovation continues with the combination of experience, passion and skill to create The Clydeside Distillery’s first release.

Owned by Morrison Glasgow Distillers Ltd, 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 project to transform The Pump House into an operational whisky distillery began in 2012 with The Clydeside Distillery opening its doors to the public in November 2017.

The Clydeside Distillery will be closed between 31 October and 15 November due to COP26. While online orders will continue, collections from the distillery won’t be available from Sunday 17 October. An international release of Stobcross is planned over the coming months.

TASTING NOTES

Nose: floral notes, fresh sweetness with tropical tones

Palate: orchard fruits and hints of white pepper

Notes 

Since opening in 2017 on the bank of Glasgow River Clyde, The Clydeside Distillery has established itself as one of the city’s leading tourist attractions. The distillery sits on the site previously known as the Queens Dock, a vast commercial wet dock built by John Morrison of Morrison and Mason and opened by Queen Victoria in 1877.

The Clydeside Distillery is home to a state-of-the-art interactive visitor centre offering guests of all ages and whisky knowledge an experience to remember – from grain to glass. The distillery launched its first expression, Stobcross, in October 2021. This Clydeside Single Malt is produced using clear water from Loch Katrine, 100% Scottish barley and then matured in the finest American Oak and Oloroso Sherry casks.

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