Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Scotch whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co, has today announced the launch of a new make spirit release, from its Perthshire based Strathearn Distillery.

Strathearn – The Heart (63.5% ABV) takes its name from the eponymous middle cut in the distillation process; the spirit that is collected and destined to later become Strathearn’s Highland single malt Scotch whisky.

Strathearn - The Heart

The new make spirit which comes in 20cl bottles, is said to invite an aficionado audience to “sip and speculate” about the single malt Scotch whisky to come from the Strathearn Distillery in future.

Douglas Laing & Co, acquired the Strathearn Distillery in 2019, and say they have since invested heavily in improving facilities, whilst insisting on preserving the hand-crafted, small batch approach to distillation.

Commenting on the launch, Angela Brown, Strathearn’s Head Distiller, said: “Strathearn spirit is the product of a truly traditional art. From carrying the malt in, shovelling the spent grain out, careful steam control for a gentle and effective distillation – our involvement during the entire process is key. We nose and taste throughout every spirit distillation, paying close attention as we make our cut points. I am proud to be working towards something as special as the Strathearn Single Malt. Our new make spirit is a wonderful preview of the Whisky we will enjoy in the future.”

Limited to 1,800 bottles, Strathearn – The Heart, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £17.99.

Posted by Steve Rush