Stannergill Whisky is neither a name nor a spirit that is on everyone’s lips. Not yet. Dunnet Bay Distillers, the eco-friendly Caithness-based Scottish Distillery which has until now made only gin and vodka, has revealed details of its new whisky distillery.
The brand name and identity Stannergill Whisky has been unveiled, so named as it reflects the place on the most northerly coast of the UK where the whisky is to be distilled.
The company has revealed early bird investment opportunities in this prestigious £4million development project and is launching three exciting prospects for people to engage with the new venture.
Pre-order a Cask of Whisky
Investors can pre-order a for a 250-litre cask of Stannergill Whisky for £4,750. These will be sold by the Whisky Hammer in a sale that goes live at 12 noon on 7th November 2022 GMT. With only 200 casks available, the sellers expect this international sale to attract buyers very quickly.
In future years, there will be a limited number of 200 litre casks sold at a higher price. Pre-ordered casks will be left to rest for up to 10 years in the cool, dunnage warehouse where the fresh sea air blowing from Dunnet Bay will contribute to the creation of a smooth, mellow spirit.
Join The 1818 Society
Stannergill Whisky is launching a virtual club. People can join The 1818 Society, reflecting the year the original Mill building was constructed. Price of individual membership is £750.
The1818 Society is for whisky and history lovers, who also want to be a part of the unique project to revitalise this nationally important grain mill into a state-of-the-art craft whisky distillery and world class visitor experience.
‘The 1818’ – the first release of Stannergill Whisky - will be exclusively sent to 1818 Society members, bearing their personal membership number. The StoneScape artwork for this exclusive release has been designed by local artist, Lisa Poulson, using a stone from the mill building. As part of this package, members will also receive their choice of a beautiful brooch or pin, hand made using stone from the mill by local jewellery designer Lindsey Gallacher.
Raise the Roof - Sponsor a Roof Tile
Most new distilleries are just that: new-build venues. Stannergill Whisky is to be created in a refurbished, historic 200-year-old building, Castletown Mill. This is a unique opportunity to raise the roof by sponsoring a slice of history. The cost of £40 per tile buys not only sponsorship of a roof tile but also a certificate and a beautiful commemorative Caithness flagstone designed in conjunction with local firm, Norse Stone. This makes for a perfect Christmas or Hogmanay gift. When the roof has been restored, buyers receive the co-ordinates of their tile.
So there you have it, the new kids on the block, Stannergill. Sláinte.