First single malt whisky bottled in Shetland set to go on sale
The Shetland Distillery Company ships the scotch to Unst for bottling after distilling it in Aberdeenshire.
The first single malt whisky bottled in Shetland is set to go on sale later this year.
The Shetland Distillery Company, which opened Britain's most northerly distillery on Unst last year, produces the whisky in Portsoy in Aberdeenshire and ships it to the remote isle for bottling.
The firm will eventually produce whisky on Unst, but since any Scotch made in Scotland has to be aged for at least three years, its first product was a Shetland gin.
Stuart Nickerson, director of the Shetland Distillery Company, said: “This a hugely exciting development for us and for Scotch whisky.
“It literally puts Shetland on the map as far as whisky production is concerned – and for the first time.
“This represents a start to whisky production in Shetland and we have plans to introduce more bottled in Shetland Scotch whiskies, with the long term plan being to start distilling Scotch whisky on Unst.”
The first Shetland Reel Single Malt Scotch whiskies go on sale for £100 a bottle on September 1.
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