Glenesk was something of a chameleon during its lifespan, switching between malt and grain distillation and having its name changed frequently. It began life as 'Highland Esk' distillery, founded in Montrose in the Eastern Highlands in 1897 by the famous wine merchant Septimus Parsonage. The buildings were a converted flax mill. Read More »
A 26 year old whisky from Glen Esk, closed in the 1990s and now increasingly hard to find even as an independently bottled spirit. This one was distilled back in 1974 and bottled in the autumn of 2000.
A very rare bottling of 1969 Glen Esk released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their onsite maltings in the early 80s. The distillery closed in 1985, shortly after the release of this whisky, and now operates purely as a maltings.
A very, very rare official bottling of Glenesk, the distillery also known as Hillside before 1980. This bottling is by William Sanderson & Sons, the last DCL (now Diageo) subsidiary to run the distillery before its closure in 1985. The distillery equipment was removed in 1996 and the site is now used as a maltings.