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Putting Whisky Production Back on the Map in Sterling – thanks to limited edition VI Casks for King James single malt whisky.

Whisky production returns to the city of Stirling as Stirling Distillery announce the launch of their limited edition VI Casks for King James single malt whisky.

The six bottle set will comprise one bottle from six different flavoured casks – bourbon, sherry, port, rum, wine and madeira – and marks the distillery’s move into new-make whisky production.

Husband and wife distilling team Cameron and June McCann proudly celebrate the rich history and folklore of the famous Scottish city through their product range – there is strong evidence that King James VI stabled his horses on the land the distillery is built on.  It is with this heritage in mind that the VI Casks for King James was created.

The VI Casks were launched recently at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum where Cameron spoke of wanting to offer something unique for whisky enthusiasts. “If your preference is for rare bottles rather than investing in casks, then the limited edition VI Casks for King James is the perfect choice. I’m very conscious of cost and want the whisky to be affordable to enthusiasts like myself”.

With Cameron’s passion for and knowledge of whisky, the distillers were keen to evolve the distillery from gin to also being a whisky producer. Whisky hasn’t been produced in Stirling since 1852 when the original Stirling Distillery closed its doors. The VI Casks of King James whisky will be created in the first legal distillery to sit on the castle rock, in the shadow of Stirling Castle.

The distillery sits on the border of the highlands, so despite being a lowland distillery (a distillery situated south of a line running from the Clyde estuary to the River Tay), the whisky could be classified as lowland or highland.

For the distillers, the essential components for creating a truly special whisky are simple; from using only the best water, yeast and malted barley to the care that goes into hand selecting the best quality casks to develop the rich flavours. Cameron explains:

“Whisky production is a delicate process that takes time, love and passion and we’re excited to start our whisky journey.

“The casks will be released bi-annually from 2027. There will only be 300 bottles from a single cask and each set will cost £350. On purchasing a set, customers will get first refusal on any Stirling Distillery new-make whisky, receive a branded polo shirt, exclusive pin badge and will become a part of Stirling’s rich whisky history.”

Buy your cask set here