Clydeside Distillery reveals first single malt

by Melita Kiely

Lowland whisky producer The Clydeside Distillery has released its first single malt Scotch: Stobcross.

The whisky was aged in American and European oak casks, and is bottled at 46% ABV. It was made from 100% Scottish barley and water sourced from Loch Katrine. Stobcross is available to purchase from the distillery shop and website, priced at RRP £45 (US$62) per 700ml bottle. An international rollout is planned for the coming months. Tasting notes include floral aromas, sweetness and tropical notes on the nose. The palate is said to bring orchard fruits and a hint of white pepper. Andrew Morrison, commercial director at Morrison Glasgow Distillers, owner of The Clydeside Distillery, said: “Today marks a culmination of many years of hard work. Stobcross pays tribute to Glasgow’s industrial heritage and the spirit of innovation, which forged its position on the global stage. “Our whisky has been lying patiently waiting for almost four years. This precious time, along with our distiller’s skills and craftsmanship, has created something truly special. We’re incredibly proud to launch our very first single malt.” The Clydeside Distillery is located on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. Stobcross takes its name from a historic cross that once marked the route to Dumbarton Rock. It was also the name given to a mansion built in the 1600s, in a village that later became Anderston. The mansion was demolished in 1875 to make room for the Queen’s Dock in Glasgow.