Glenglassaugh (pronounced Glen gla ssoch) was founded in 1875, after construction of the distillery in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire was completed. The original owners were Glenglassaugh Distillery Co., however the distillery was acquired in 1892 by Highland Distillers Co, a partnership founded by Wm Grant's and the Robertson family. In 1907, only fif ... Read More »
The Glenglassaugh Distillery was mothballed from 1986 until 2008 and this the first whisky to be made from spirit distilled at the distillery since it reopened. It was matured in a mixture of first and refill bourbon casks before a final 6 months finishing in first fill oloroso sherry butts.
The follow up to Revival, Glenglassaugh's Evolution is a limited release showcasing their spirit's interaction with ex-Tennessee whiskey casks, having matured in barrels that used to contain George Dickel.
A young and feisty whisky from Glenglassaugh, part of their Chosen Few range. Suitably for the youngest whisky in the range it's been chosen by the oldest member of their team, Maintenance Engineer Ronnie Lawrence. It's a 3 year old whisky matured in a 1st fill sherry hogshead and has picked up rather a beautiful colour in only a relatively short time. Distilled September 2009, bottled January 2013. This is restricted to one bottle per customer
One of the last official bottlings of Glenglassaugh from former owners Edrington Group before the distillery changed hands, this 19yo was distilled in 1986, the year the distillery was mothballed, and appeared on our shelves in 2006.
An August 2013 release, this Glenglassaugh 30 year old is the first new release under the ownership of BenRiach, who took over the distillery in March of that year. This is rich with an undoubted sherry-cask background.
A 1978 Glenglassaugh, matured for 33 years and chosen by production manager Mhairi McDonald as part of the distillery's Chosen Few range. She went for something a bit different to the other bottlings, going for a fresh and fruity dram.
The first of Glenglassaugh's Chosen Few series of single cask bottlings, as chosen by the distillery team. This one is the selection of Customer Account Manager Ronnie Routledge and has the combination of tropical fruit and sherry character that he loves in a whisky.
A 1973 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh distillery. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and finished in single cask previously used for Muscat Wine. The cask itself is from the Massandra winery in Crimea, which has been producing wine for more than 110 years.
A 1979 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and spent time finishing in a barrel previously used for Aleatico wine. The influence of such a sweet wine, gives the whisky a sweet, fruity taste.
The third in Glenglassaugh's recent series of very special casks editions released as the Manager's Legacy series. This is a refill sherry cask from 1968, bottled to commemorate Bert Forsyth's stewardship of the distillery. A gentle dram with delightful notes of blackberry pie & heather.
A 1972 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh for their "The Massandra Connection" series. This whisky has been aged for 39 years and finished in "Sherry Style Wines". Sherry style wines are made from a variety of grapes and have a similar flavour profile as sherry (as the name would suggest). This particular sherry style wine is a combination of Sercial, Verdelho, and Crimean Albillo grapes.
A 1967 vintage whisky from Glenglassaugh. This has been finished in a Red Port Style wine barrel. The wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and is affectionately referred to as 'the Tsar's port'. The whisky itself has been aged for an amazing 45 years so expect to find strong oak notes present with the wine finish adding juicy, sweet fruits to the experience.
A new 2013 release which marks a change for Glenglassaugh. The previous releases of their 40 year old have been single casks, but, from now on, they will be releasing a vatting of casks as an ongoing release. Presented in the same 'teardrop' shaped decanter as the 30yo, this has seen a lot of sherry-wood influence, so can be expected to be rich and flavoursome.
Glenglassaugh was mothballed from 1986 to 2008. When the distillery was sold and reopened, the deal included some maturing whisky, including this cask. Bottled at 41 years old, this is a rich chocolatey malt and is presented in a beautiful crystal decanter with two crystal glasses.