Uile-bheist Distillery start their single malt whisky journey
Uile-bheist Distillery, in the city of Inverness, has filled its maiden casks, with the new make spirit set to become the first single malt whisky to be distilled in Inverness for 40 years.
Head Distiller Andrew Shearer performed the historic first cask filling. The distilled spirit is now being laid down for maturation in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon oak casks. It will sit, in these casks, for a minimum of three years before officially becoming Scotch Whisky.
Uile-bheist also filled the first batch of 500 (500ml) bottles of the new make spirit which has an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 63.5%. This will go on sale to visitors to the new £7.5m distillery, brewery and visitor attraction which is situated on the banks of the River Ness
Around 60 casks of the historic product are available, ranging in price from £6000 for a 200L ex-bourbon cask to £7500 for a 250L ex-sherry Hogshead of Uile-bheist single malt.
Uile-bheist intends to release a ‘very bespoke’ bottling of its Single Highland malt at 3 years old whilst laying down the remainder for ‘the long haul’.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for Uile-bheist and keep you up to date.