Drink, Food & Drink

Stirling Distillery Welcome New distiller

Stirling Distillery has recruited Lisa Matthews, named Scotland’s youngest female brewer in 2020 into their team. Known for her Heaven Cent new session IPA creation, Lisa joins Stirling from Harviestoun brewery in Clackmannanshire. Originally from Islay, Lisa studied Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University.
Lisa returns to Stirling Distillery after working for the family run business in 2017 and 2018. She had a variety of roles as part of the team including e-marketing, bottling and labelling and managing gin sales. Lisa worked at the annual Stirling Gin festival and Whisky Festival as well as supporting intimate private functions.
With years of experience working in the drinks industry including with Bruichladdich and Eden Mill distilleries, Lisa is now working on a new-make spirit for Stirling Distillery’s new line of whisky. Speaking about her appointment, she said “Stirling Distillery has always felt like home to me so I’m excited to be back in the team and starting on this whisky journey with them. I love the focus they have on celebrating Stirlingshire history and how they integrate it into their spirits and packaging. It’s an honour to be part of the team and at a very exciting time for Stirling Distillery as they expand into whisky production”.
The distillery launched their limited edition Sons of Scotland whisky range in January 2021 and plan to start whisky production in November 2021. Casks will be available later in 2021 for whisky enthusiasts to pre-purchase. These will be limited in number and offered on a first come basis.
About Stirling Distillery
Stirling Distillery, established in 2015, is steeped in Scottish history. Located in the shadow of Stirling Castle, central Scotland, it was the city’s first legal distillery. Offering a range of gins and whiskies all with historic relevance, the distillery is usually open daily for tours, tastings and a weekly gin school. These will resume as soon as possible.


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