Tuesday, August 23, 2022


The Uilebheist Distillery, has announced the release of 100 casks, as part of its new cask programme.

The distillery which is the first to be built in the city of Inverness for 130 years, is offering the public the opportunity to own a cask of whisky produced in its very first year of operation.

Uilebheist Distillery announces new cask programme

Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks are available to purchase with a minimum maturation period of ten years, with cask owners having the opportunity to visit and sample their cask during its maturation.

Only 100 casks will be made available this year and they will be sold on a first come first served basis. Thereafter between 200-250 casks will be available each year for the cask programme.

The Uilebheist Distillery, which takes its name from the Scots’ Gaelic word for ‘monster’, will be sustainably powered by the water from the nearby River Ness.

Much of the power used by the distillery and brewery will be generated by its own specially built on-site energy centre, with any additional power going back into the grid, making it one of the most sustainable producers in Scotland and saving an estimated 250 tonnes of carbon each year.

Commenting on the news, Bruce Smith, Master Distiller, said: “Our cask program is an opportunity for whisky lovers to join us at the very beginning of our whisky journey with spirit produced in the heart of Inverness, right on the banks of the river. We see this as an opportunity for people from near and far to own a piece of local whisky history, with Uilebheist being the first distillery to operate in the region of Inverness for 40 years, and the first to be built in the city for 130 years.”

Bruce went onto say: "Uilebheist will be a Highland Single Malt like no other, because of our fresh and innovative approach to whisky making that leaves almost no carbon footprint, whilst maintaining the traditional principles that have been used in Scotland for hundreds of years.”

He concluded by saying: "The wash will be fermented with our own brewer’s ale yeast for a unique character, and distilled in bespoke pot stills from Kasper Schultz in Germany. They’re producing a taller still, designed to give us unprecedented control over our new make spirit. Being a small batch craft distiller, every step of the process will be meticulously managed to ensure every drop of Uilebheist Single Malt is worth the wait.”

The Uilebheist Distillery, which is due to open in November, will create around 40 jobs in the Highland capital. For more information on their cask programme email: casks@uilebheist.com

Posted by Steve Rush