The primary distillery to be constructed within the metropolis of Inverness for 130 years is providing the general public the chance to personal a cask of whisky produced in its very first yr of working. Uilebheist Distillery has launched 100 numbered casks as a part of its programme.
Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks can be found to buy with a minimal maturation interval of ten years, with cask homeowners having the chance to go to and pattern their cask throughout its maturation. Simply 200-250 casks can be produced every year, making the whisky one of many rarest within the nation.
Uilebheist (phonetic spelling EWL-uh-vehst) isnamed after the Scots’ Gaelic phrase for ‘monster’. The brand new £6 million whisky distillery and brewery can be sustainably powered by the water from the close by River Ness and create round 40 jobs within the Highland capital.
A lot of the ability utilized by the distillery and brewery can be generated by its personal specifically constructed on-site vitality centre, with any further energy going again into the grid, making it one of the sustainable producers in Scotland and saving an estimated 250 tonnes of carbon every year.
Grasp Distiller, Bruce Smith stated:
“Our cask program is a chance for whisky lovers to affix us on the very starting of our whisky journey with spirit produced within the coronary heart of Inverness, proper on the banks of the river. We see this as a chance for individuals from close to and much to personal a chunk of native whisky historical past, with Uilebheist being the primary distillery to function within the area of Inverness for 40 years, and the primary to be constructed within the metropolis for 130 years.”
“Uilebheist can be a Highland Single Malt like no different, due to our recent and progressive method to whisky making that leaves virtually no carbon footprint, while sustaining the normal ideas which were utilized in Scotland for a whole bunch of years.
“The wash can be fermented with our personal brewer’s ale yeast for a novel character, and distilled in bespoke pot stills from Kasper Schultz in Germany. They’re producing a taller nonetheless, designed to present us unprecedented management over our new make spirit. Being a small batch craft distiller, each step of the method can be meticulously managed to make sure each drop of Uilebheist Single Malt is definitely worth the wait.
“The curiosity at this early stage in our casks has been astounding and with solely 100 casks obtainable we anticipate excessive demand.”
The distillery is on observe to be one of many lowest carbon distilleries within the nation. Onsite warmth pumps throughout the adjoined sustainability centre that are powered by the water from the River Ness will present heating and sizzling water which can also be distributed all through the Glen Mhor Lodge advanced. The method would be the first of its sort in Scotland and additional growth phases are deliberate which can see important expansions to the positioning.