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Strathearn Distillery sells first whisky for £4,000

Scottish microdistillery Strathearn has auctioned its first single cask whisky – a three-year-old bottling – for more than £4,000.

Strathearn Distillery’s first bottle of whisky fetched £4,150 at auction

Bottle 001 from the distillery, one of the smallest in Scotland, fetched £4,150 through Whisky Auctioneer last week, selling to an Italy-based bidder.

In total, Strathearn sold its first 100 bottles of its Scotch whisky, with the lowest bid sitting at £315.

“This has been an amazing event, far exceeding my wildest dreams,” said Tony Reeman-Clark, founder of Strathearn Distillery. “This has proved to me that Strathearn’s friends are all around the world and all I can say is thank you.”

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

Perthshire-based Strathearn started production in 2013 and celebrates its third anniversary this month.

In September this year, Strathearn released what it said was the “world’s first” Honeyberry Gin. This followed the launch of its Scottish Cider Brandy.

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