By Ian McConnell

A DISTILLERY in the shadow of Stirling Castle has released two new single cask whiskies under its Sons of Scotland label.

Stirling Distillery, established in 2015, declared this was the “first whisky ever released from the Stirling Castle rock”. It said that, having produced gin next to the historic castle since mid-2019, co- founders Cameron and June McCann “are now turning their hand to whisky”.

The two single cask whiskies are named after Stirlingshire distilleries which were in operation in the 18th and early-19th century, Cashly and Arngibbon, and are being sold at £50 a bottle.

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The Sons of Scotland range features four whiskies drawn from different regions of Scotland; the Highlands, Speyside, the Lowlands, and the Islands. The Cashly is sourced from a Highland distillery, while the Arngibbon comes from Speyside. Both whiskies have been matured in ex-bourbon hogsheads for eight years.

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Stirling Distillery noted the whiskies also heralded its whisky-making plans for the future – to produce its own new-make spirit onsite next year and release its first single malt in 2024.

Mr McCann said: "We’re pleased and proud to be releasing whisky from the Castle Rock. What makes us especially excited about our Sons of Scotland range is the chance to start a new chapter in Stirling’s whisky history while celebrating Stirlingshire’s rich whisky-making heritage."