Stronachie is one of the legendary names in the annals of vanished distilleries. You may still see a few low stone walls of the distillery near the small town of Forgandenny in rural Perthshire. It was forced to close in the early part of the last century, due to the poor economic climate and unfavourable coal and barley prices. A sad occasion, for its whisky, which was distributed by Dewar Rattray, was highly regarded by a coterie of connoisseurs.
Fittingly, it was Tim Morrison, one of the fourth generation descendants of Dewar Rattray, who embarked on an ambitious plan to regenerate the brand. As nobody claimed ownership of the name, he purchased it. For a significant sum of money he acquired an original bottle of Stronachie at auction with a view to finding another malt of matching character. He drew off a sample and tasted it. It was a remarkable dram indeed, and he knew he would be hard pressed to find another of comparable character.
After compiling a detailed flavour profile with friends and industry colleagues, he started the long search for Stronachies double. Hundred of barrels were sampled. Only one whisky was close enough to bear resemblance.
Tim Morrison is delighted with his final choice, as he is sure you will be. While it is impossible to produce an exact replica, this Stronachie, like the original, is a dram that should be savoured to the full.