Loch Lomond Brewery is diversifying into spirits with the creation of Dalrigh Distillery, readying casks for its first malts and offering an opportunity for new investors.
Only 100 casks are being put into production this year, with just 50 now available for pre-sale. Investors will become part of the Dalrigh Founders’ Club.
Dalrigh Distillery offers new beginnings with a firm foundation in tradition. Based in Dumbarton, a town once known as the whisky capital of the world, Dalrigh Distillery is from the team behind Loch Lomond Brewery, a multi-award-winning craft brewery established in 2011.
“We have been at the front of award-winning beer-making for many years now, and a natural progression for the knowledge we have with barley, other grains, and yeasts, is to work that into an amazing range of single-grain and single-malt whiskies with some interesting options for blends,” said Fiona MacEachern, managing director of Loch Lomond Brewery.
“We are looking forward to the exciting challenges that this most prestigious of products will set before us. For too long, the term ‘Scottish Craft’ has been hijacked by those who have taken shortcuts, often buying from large distilleries which are neither located in, nor sourced from, Scotland. We believe provenance should be both clear and honest.
“Our base spirit will be made on site, using the purest of Scottish ingredients. Many of the botanicals we use can be found around the west coast of Scotland, and there will be some slight variations in our range as we follow the flavours the seasons offer.
“Our rums will be made authentically, too, with imported sugar cane and molasses to give a rich, deep sipping experience. Spirits of Scotland, made our way.”