Strathearn Distillery's 'Uisge Beatha' is Matured in Small Casks

By: Joey Haar - Jan 17, 2017
References: strathearndistillery & whiskyintelligence
Strathearn Distillery is one of the newest players on the Scottish whiskey scene -- and considering the history of Scottish whiskey (often known as Scotch,) the brand's splash is all the more notable. After auctioning off its first 100 bottles of Scotch in the summer of 2016, Strathearn Distillery has officially begun selling its premium, small batch Scotch whiskey on the general market.

The distillery's market whiskey is called 'Uisge Beatha,' which translates from Gaelic as "water of life." Though Strathearn auctioned off Scotch bottles, Uisge Beatha technically isn't a Scotch but just a whiskey. In Scotland, a whiskey can only legally be called Scotch once it has been aged in a cask for a minimum of three years -- Uisge Beatha is aged for 28 days, 3 months, or 6 months. Regardless of that Scotch distinction, the bottles have unique flavors thanks to being aged in small, varied casks.