Glenugie used to be the easternmost distillery in Scotland, located near the town of Peterhead in the Eastern Highlands north of Aberdeen. The distillery was constructed by Donald, McLeod & Co in the early 1830s and originally rejoiced in the name 'Invernettie'. The first spirit ran off the stills in 1837, but the distillery struggled afte ... Read More »
Only the second official bottling of whisky from closed distillery Glenugie in recent times, following the previous 32 year entry with this 1980 vintage 30 year old. The distillery closed in 1983 and has since been demolished, and bottlings in general are quite rare.
Duncan Taylor's 'Rarest of the Rare' series showcases a range of single cask, cask-strength malts from distilleries that no longer exist. This 1981 vintage Glenugie was aged for 23 years in Sherry cask 5155 before being bottled in June 2005.
A very rare Signatory bottling of Glenugie 1976 from a single cask, bottled in 2001. The vast majority of Glenugie's spirit went for blending and the distillery was closed in 1983, so single malt expressions are rather rare nowadays.
The first official bottling of Glenugie since a near-impossible-to-find 5yo Grant McDonald bottling from about twenty years ago, this 1977 was bottled in 2010, twenty-seven years after the distillery closed its doors for the last time in 1983. Bottled at its impressive cask strength of 55% abv.
A 13 year old whisky from Glenugie, closed in 1983 without any official bottlings being produced. Fortunately indies such as Cadenhead's got their hands on casks and have released bottlings such as this April 1978 distillation, bottled in March 1992 just before its 14th birthday.
A 1965 vintage bottling of the extremely rare Glenugie from independent bottlers Hart Brothers. No official bottlings are ever known to have been released from this distillery and, given the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are hard to find and in great demand.
A very old early 1980s Connoisseur's Choice bottling of Glenugie 1966, this was bottled at 15 years old. As Jim Murray once said, "...this distillery never seems to let you down. The rule of thumb is: find a bottle of Glunugie and you'll find liquid gold." (Whisky Bible 2008)
A 19 year old Cadenhead's bottling of whisky from Glenugie, who closed in 1983 without any official bottlings available. Fortunately folks like Cadenhead's had been buying and casks, giving us a chance to tastes treats such as this 1959 vintage, released in November 1978.
A 1966 vintage Glenugie bottled by independent bottlers Signatory. A very rare malt, no official bottlings were ever released and independent bottlings weren't very numerous either. As the distillery closed in 1983, bottlings are becoming harder to find and are in high demand.