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Strathearn distillery

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Strathearn guarantees that every batch of whisky produced from its tiny stills will be unique. Some will be double-distilled, some triple, using a mixture of peated and unpeated malt, as well as a variety of 50-litre casks, including Sherry, rum and Bourbon. It also produces a range of gins and rums.

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  • Region
    Highland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Working
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Strathearn History

Scotland’s tiniest distillery started operation in 2013. Located in the village of Methven, close to Crieff in Highland Perthshire, it occupies a set of former farm buildings.

Production comes from an 800-litre wash still, and a spirit still with a 400-litre charge. Even the casks are tiny, only holding 50 litres – the industry standard is 200l. Flexibility has been the aim of its owners and, in common with many other new ‘craft’ start-ups, it produces gin and rum, as well as whisky.

In October 2019, it was announced that independent bottler Douglas Laing & Co had acquired Strathearn outright for an undisclosed sum – making it the company’s first distillery acquisition. Strathearn’s gin and rum products will still be available, under the ownership of a new business, The Whisky Garden Ltd.

Timeline

  • 2013 Strathearn, housed in former farm buildings in Perthshire, begins production
  • 2019 The distillery is acquired outright by independent bottler Douglas Laing & Co

Strathearn Facts

  • Capacity (mlpa) i
    0.01
  • Condenser Type i
    Shell and tube
  • Fermentation Time i
    Min 84 hrs
  • Grist Weight (t) i
    0.45
  • Heat Source i
    Steam boiler
  • Malt Specification i
    Maris Otter
  • Malt Supplier i
    Muntons
  • Mash Tun Type i
    Brewers
  • New-make Strength i
    68%
  • Single Malt Percentage i
    100%
  • Spirit Still Charge (l) i
    450
  • Spirit Still Shape i
    Alembic
  • Stills i
    2
  • Wash Still Charge (l) i
    800
  • Wash Still Shape i
    Alembic
  • Wash Still Size (l) i
    1,000
  • Washback Size (l) i
    1,600
  • Washback Type i
    Stainless steel
  • Washbacks i
    2
  • Water Source i
    Local
  • Yeast Type i
    Brewers

Owners

Current owner

Previous owner

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Contact

Address
Strathearn Distillery
Bachilton Farm Steading
Methven
Perthshire
PH1 3QX
United Kingdom
Website
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Phone
+44 1738 840100
Email
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Visitor Opening Hours

Contact distillery for details, but generally open 10am-4pm Monday-Friday

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    Big Peat

    A smoky, oily blended malt described as the ‘ultimate distillation of Islay’.

  • Rock Island Rock Island Rock Island Brand

    Rock Island

    A maritime dram from the Islands, delivering a sweet, salty and fresh Scotch.

  • Scallywag Scallywag Scallywag Brand

    Scallywag

    Speyside blended malt featuring whiskies sourced from Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes.

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