Strathearn Distillery Ltd. was founded by Tony Reeman-Clark to establish a small whisky distillery in the village of Methven, near Crieff.
While the distillery will produce all manner of spirits – including Scotland’s first cider brandy – it specialises in Scotch whisky, the first run of which was released by the company at the end of 2016.
Many whisky fans dream of setting up their own distillery, but in 2013 former engineer and IT manager Tony Reeman Clark had the cajones –and cash – to make his a reality.
Inspired by a conversation with friends during an Edinburgh whisky festival, he put together plans to build Strathearn distillery, which has become known as ‘probably Scotland’s smallest distillery’.
Strathearn Distillery Ltd. was established in 2013 to manage the project out of a small farm steading in Methven, Perthshire.
In 2016 Strathearn released its first whisky – a 3-year-old single malt matured in octave (50-litre) casks. The run of just 100 bottles were auctioned off, with bottle number 001 raising £4,150.