First 200 casks from new Caithness whisky distillery available in exclusive sale

First 200 casks from new Caithness whisky distillery available in exclusive sale

Daniel Milne

The first 200 casks of Dunnet Bay Distillers’ Stannergill Whisky have been put on sale by Whisky Hammer.

The Caithness-based distillery, which produces the internationally renowned Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, has just announced a £4m expansion into whisky, partnering with Ellon-based Whisky Hammer for an early bird investment opportunity.

Just 200 casks are available, with investors able to pre-order a 250-litre cask for £4,750. The sale went live at 12pm today, with Whisky Hammer expecting to attract buyers from around the world.

This is the second time Whisky Hammer has exclusively sold casks to raise capital for a new distillery. In 2020, its first cask sale for 8 Doors Distillery in John O’Groats saw all 200 casks sell in less than 48-hours.

Daniel Milne, co-founder and managing director of Whisky Hammer, said: “Dunnet Bay Distillers is known for producing high-quality spirits, so we’re extremely proud to be representing the first casks of what we’re certain will develop into an incredible dram.

“Cask investment continues to grow in popularity, with those who purchase a cask of Stannergill Whisky able to see their whisky reach different milestones and develop its character and personality. It’s an exciting process to be part of.

“Our sale represents the only time the Stannergill Whisky casks will be available at this price, so we’re expecting there to be a lot of interest.”

Following purchase, buyers will be able to chart the progression of their cask as it matures into single malt whisky in a dunnage warehouse, where the fresh sea air blowing from Dunnet Bay will contribute to the creation of a smooth, mellow spirit.

Dunnet Bay Distillers expects the whisky to be lighter and fruitier than many traditional Scottish whiskies, influenced by the distinctive coastal location of the distillery.

Claire Murray, co-founder and co-director of Dunnet Bay Distillers, said: “We are excited to launch these early opportunities for people not only locally but across the world to get involved by buying a stake in the new whisky.”

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