Distiller debuts first single malt

Stobcross is inaugural release from Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery

Stobcross Clydeside Distillery
New single malt Stobcross takes its name from the history of the area in which it’s produced.

THE first single malt whisky from Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery has been released.

Matured for almost four years in American and European oak casks, Stobcross is described as having floral notes, fresh sweetness with tropical tones on the nose, and orchard fruits and hints of white pepper on the palate.

It’s the first single malt from Clydeside Distillery, which opened in 2017 following a five-year project to transform the former Queen’s Dock pump house on the banks of the River Clyde into a working distillery. The distillery is owned by Morrison Glasgow Distillers Ltd, whose chairman, Tim Morrison, is the great grandson of John Morrison who originally built The Queen’s Dock in the 1870s.

The whisky is named after an historic cross which is said to have once marked the route to Dumbarton Rock, and a name given to a mansion built in the 1600s in what’s said to have become the prosperous weaving village of Anderston; the mansion was subsequently demolished in 1875 to make way for the Queen’s Dock.

Andrew Morrison, commercial director at Morrison Glasgow Distillers, said the release of the inaugural single malt “marks a culmination of many years of hard work”.

“Stobcross pays tribute to Glasgow’s industrial heritage and the spirit of innovation which forged its position on the global stage,” he said.

“Our whisky has been lying patiently waiting for almost four years. This precious time, along with our distiller’s skills and craftsmanship, has created something truly special.

“We’re incredibly proud to launch our very first single malt.”