Strathearn Distillery to auction first whiskies

22nd August, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Perthshire-based Strathearn Distillery, one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, is set to auction the first 100 bottles of its single malt whisky over the coming months.

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Strathearn Distillery’s first single malt Scotch whisky reaches the required three-year age in December

From 23 August to 1 December, the distillery will auction its first bottled whiskies through online site Whisky Auctioneer to coincide with its third birthday.

In December, Strathearn’s whisky will reach three-years-old – the minimum age to be considered Scotch whisky.

The distillery matures its spirit, both peated and non-peated, in small octave-sized (50-litre) casks types, including Sherry, rum and Bourbon. As such, Strathearn states that each batch of its whisky is “unique”.

“Strathearn is the first of a new generation of small distilleries to bring its single malt single cask scotch to market,” said Tony Reeman-Clark, founder of Strathearn Distillery.

“With only 100 bottles this year an auction seemed like the only fair way to set a price. After all, what price would you put on bottle 001?”

Strathearn also said it will hand deliver bottle 001 to the highest bidder, while an “exclusive dinner” will also be held for all other buyers on the distillery grounds.

Earlier this year, the distillery collaborated with Thistly Cross Cider to create what is thought to be the first Scottish cider brandy.

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