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 »
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.
A 1968 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases. Distilled on May 7, it was aged for a whopping 45 years, including a final finishing period in a sherry hogshead, before being bottled in February 2014.
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.