Over the border, in Methven in Perthshire, lies Strathearn distillery. Billed as ‘probably Scotland’s smallest distillery’, it was founded in 2013 by Tony Reeman-Clark.
The very first release of the distillery’s single malt went on sale in November 2016 via online whisky auction house, Whisky Auctioneer. Bottle number 001 fetched just over £4000! Earlier this year, in March, I was lucky enough to taste some Strathearn whisky at a tasting held at the Royal Mile Whiskies shop in Edinburgh. Without wishing to spoil things for you, all I’ll say is that when you head to the Fife Whisky Festival in March next year, if this dram was anything to go by, you’ll be in for a real treat!
As well as producing single malts, those at Strathearn believe that each cask has its own, unique character. Therefore, releases from this distillery are all single cask expressions.
Innovation is key to Strathearn and, in addition, to whisky, there are many other offerings in their portfolio: gin, rum and cider brandy.
Who knows what the wonderfully crazy team from Strathearn will be pleasing your palate with on 10th March? Just be sure to head over to the Strathearn stand to find out!