The Cairn Distillery not too long ago had a landmark second at their new Grantown-on-Spey facility, as the primary spirit flowed from their stills.
The Cairn’s distillery and govt groups joined members sssssdof the Urquhart household, house owners of Gordon & MacPhail, for the primary spirit run simply after the commissioning part of the distilling gear.
Ewen Waterproof coat, Gordon & MacPhail managing director, mentioned in a ready assertion, “This was a really particular second, a second to mark the efforts of all of the folks concerned within the mission over the previous few years and a second to indicate the start of an thrilling new chapter for Gordon & MacPhail as the corporate celebrates greater than 127 years of buying and selling.”
He mentioned that later in 2022, when the customer expertise is completed and the landscaping is accomplished, they intend to ask all colleagues from Gordon & MacPhail, and others who’ve helped them so far, to expertise The Cairn Distillery for themselves forward of opening to the general public.
The Cairn’s distillery supervisor, Mhairi Winters, mentioned that for the previous few weeks, they’ve been conducting check distillations, tweaking the method to create the specified character of their whisky.
“The result’s a posh, medium to full bodied new-make spirit, with a candy, malty base and vibrant, recent fruit high notes,” she mentioned.
The brand new-make spirit was then transported off website for the primary filling of the casks. Cask No 1 was signed by Winters, Operations Director Stuart Urquhart, and Keith Cruickshank, distillery supervisor at Benromach Distillery, Gordon & MacPhail’s first distillery.
The Cairn’s first bottles are estimated to be out there to buy by the mid-2030s.
Sitting on the banks of the River Spey at Craggan, simply outdoors Grantown, The Cairn is a second distillery for Gordon & MacPhail, the Moray-based household enterprise.
Planning permission for the distillery was granted in 2019 and work began on website as soon as COVID restrictions on development have been lifted in July of 2020.
Opening to the general public later this yr, the power will provide a choice of customer experiences, whisky tastings, and chosen items. Guests will have the ability to dine at The Gathering and expertise produce sourced from throughout Scotland. It’s been designed with a “inexperienced” sedum roof.