Craft spirit producer North Point Distillery has announced the launch of Dalclagie Highland single malt whisky.
Located at the Forss Business and Energy Park, the distillery has previously earned acclaim for both its gin and rum brands, including North Point Spiced Rum, Crosskirk Bay London Dry Gin and North Point Pilot Rum.
The Dalclagie Mill and croft have provided the inspiration for the new single malt whisky, carrying the motto: The People. The Place. The Whisky.
Launching the brand, co-founder Struan Mackie said, “we are incredibly proud to launch Dalclagie Single Malt Whisky.
“Having received our permissions over two years ago, the team began work on our Single Malt expression, ensuring our ethos for quality and taste was at the core of everything we do. To finally announce the Dalclagie brand and our cask programme is a proud moment for the distillery.”
Greg Benson, head distiller, described the spirit by adding: “Dalclagie is special. We have used the very best heritage barley varieties available to us, conducting extra-long fermentations using Kveik yeast, and spirit cuts that are dictated by taste, not efficiency.
“With notes of tropical fruit, tinned peaches, and pineapple; a full-bodied texture; and a croissant sweetness, our New Make Spirit is delicious before it even touches the wood. Long term, our maturation style will be influenced by hand-selected bourbon barrels, as well as Palo Cortado casks from Spain.”
The distillery has also previously been recognised for its sustainability credentials, including its use of sustainable ingredients, innovative production methods and energy efficient equipment.