Wednesday, 12 August 2015

At last, whisky from the Shetland Islands

Shetland Reel single malt whisky
It took a while but as of today the Shetland Islands are a part of the whisky distilling islands.The Shetland Distillery Company, that already produced the Shetland Reel gin, will start selling whisky as from September 1.

The spirit has been distilled in Aberdeenshire and matured at the distillery site on Unst.

The whisky seems to be six years old and matured on virgin oak casks from Germany. Bottled at 57.5% ABV. Prics will be around £100.

Stuart Nickerson, director of the Shetland Distillery Company and ex-Glenglassaugh reviver, said: “This a hugely exciting development for us and for Scotch whisky.

“It literally puts Shetland on the map as far as whisky production is concerned – and for the first time.

“This represents a start to whisky production in Shetland and we have plans to introduce more bottled in Shetland Scotch whiskies, with the long term plan being to start distilling Scotch whisky on Unst.”

Update: All the bottles have been pre-sold.


Shetland Reel


Source: STV News
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