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Glenglassaugh

The stills of the Glenglassaugh distillery fell silent in November of 1986. Following the closure, a handful of official bottlings have been released. In 2008, the Dutch-based Scaent Group acquired the distillery for £5 million and reopened it in November of that year. The Glenglassaugh distillery sits on a hillside in the Glassaugh Glen in close proximity to the sea.

The distillery was founded in 1875 by the Glenglassaugh Distillery Company and the build cost £10,000. In 1887, refurbishments were carried out on the site, under the control of Alexander Morrison; stills were installed and equipment was modernized. Five years later, former customers Robertson and Baxter acquired the distillery and promptly resold it to the Highland Distilleries Company for £15,000. Between 1908 and 1960 the Glenglassaugh whisky distillery was only in operation very briefly, for it closed and reopened frequently.

Just before reopening in 1960, an extensive rebuild was carried out and two new stills were installed; these were significantly larger than the previous stills and consequently doubled the total annual capacity to one million litres. During this time the onsite maltings were shut down and from then on Tamdhu Distillery provided the malt. Over the years Glenglassaugh whisky has been a constituent of many blends including the popular Famous Grouse and the American favourite, Cutty Sark. Today there are a few official house bottlings and a handful of independent releases.

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old

70cl, 44.80%

The Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old was the first release from the distillery after the new owners took the reins in 2013, and they certainly started off on the right foot. It is presented in a rather…  More info

Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old
3
$236.51

Glenglassaugh The Spirit Drink That Dare Not Speak Its Name

50cl, 50%

Under the new ownership of Glenglassaugh, the future looks very promising. They released this new make to give us some idea of what kind of quality to expect in the future from the distillery (whisky…  More info

Glenglassaugh The Spirit Drink That Dare Not Speak Its Name
$35.17

Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic

70cl, 44%

A mid-2016 release from the glorious Glenglassaugh distillery, matured in Octave casks! These tiny casks (about 1/8th of the size of a regular butt cask) offer a greater surface area to volume ratio,…  More info

Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic
$61.55

Glenglassaugh Revival

70cl, 46%

This is the first chance to try whisky produced by the recently re-opened Glenglassaugh Distillery. It was closed in 1986 but resumed production in 2008. This revival bottling is the first whisky to…  More info

Glenglassaugh Revival
5
$38.31

Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated

70cl, 44%

One of two releases from Glenglassaugh unveiled in mid-2016 which have been matured in tiny octave casks! This one has been distilled using peated barley.  More info

Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated
$61.55

Glenglassaugh 45 Year Old 1968 (cask 1601) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1

70cl, 44.30%

Part of the first batch of Rare Cask Releases from Glenglassaugh comes this 1968 vintage single malt Scotch whisky which spent a massive 45 years ageing, including a finishing period in a Sherry…  More info

Glenglassaugh 45 Year Old 1968 (cask 1601) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1
1
$1320.05

Glenglassaugh 1986 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/16/04) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

A rather interesting bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenglassaugh distillery. It was distilled in 1986, which was the same year that the distillery closed for the third time during…  More info

Glenglassaugh 1986 (bottled 2015) (Lot No. RO/16/04) - Rare Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
$348.28

Glenglassaugh 40 year Old 1972 (cask R13/08/01) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 43.10%

A Càrn Mòr bottling of Glenglassaugh, distilled in December 1972, long before the distillery closed for over 20 years in 1986. During that tumultuous time for Glenglassaugh, this whisky slumbered in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 year Old 1972 (cask R13/08/01) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
1
$473.82

Glenglassaugh 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 3170) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.30%

A stunning 39 year old single malt from Glenglassaugh, a distillery that was of course closed from 1985 through to 2005. Finished in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry hogshead, just 205 bottles were filled in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 39 Year Old 1976 (cask 3170) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
1
$638.39

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1974 (cask 1282/1) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.80%

Finished in a rum barrel, this 41 year old malt was distilled in January 1971 and bottled in September 2015 as part of Glenglassaugh's second batch of Rare Cask releases.  More info

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1974 (cask 1282/1) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$700.95

Glenglassaugh 42 Year Old 1973 (cask 1865) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.50%

42 year old single malt finished in a Massandra Aleatico Hogshead, 175 bottles were filled in September 2015. Part of Glenglassaugh's second batch of Rare Cask releases, this whisky was distilled in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 42 Year Old 1973 (cask 1865) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
1
$766.07

Glenglassaugh Torfa

70cl, 50%

We've seen the Revival and the Evolution, and now Glenglassaugh are adding a peated expression to their range. The Torfa (which refers to the Old Norse word for turf or peat) has been matured in…  More info

Glenglassaugh Torfa
4
$43.90

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 2180) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 43.90%

Part of the second batch of Rare Cask Releases from Glenglassaugh distillery, this extraordinary 40 year old malt was and finished in a single Massandra Madeira puncheon hand selected by Billy Walker…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 2180) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
1
$622.77

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (The Malt Whisky Company)

70cl, 43.90%

An independent bottling of Glenglassaugh from Stuart Nickerson's The Malt Whisky Company. Having previously been Glenglassaugh's Managing Director, don't be surprised if this an absolute belter,…  More info

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (The Malt Whisky Company)
$548.92

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old

70cl, 42.50%

Introduced to the Glenglassaugh core range in 2013, the 40 year old single malt from the distillery in Portsoy is specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker and exemplifies the tremendous…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old
$1320.05

Glenglassaugh Sloe Berry Liqueur

50cl, 26%

A half litre bottle of fantastic Sloe liqueur made using New Make Glenglassaugh spirit, and the famous fruit of the Blackthorn tree. Very fruity with lots of tangy, crisp flavour.  More info

Glenglassaugh Sloe Berry Liqueur
2
$32.33

Glenglassaugh Evolution 50%

70cl, 50%

Part of Glenglassaugh's return, which despite changes of ownership looks set to be a triumphant one if Evolution is anything to go by.  More info

Glenglassaugh Evolution 50%
$62.64

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 3171) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 40.20%

A 40 year old whisky from a distillery that was closed for nineteen years before 2005. Hand selected by Master Blender Billy Walker, this Glenglassaugh Rare Cask release was finished in a single…  More info

Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old 1975 (cask 3171) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$641.27

Glenglassaugh 51 Year Old 1963 (cask 3301)

70cl, 41.70%

A very special bottling of well-matured single malt Scotch whisky from the Glenglassaugh distillery, aged in a single bourbon barrel for a massive 51 years. It was distilled back in February 1963 and…  More info

Glenglassaugh 51 Year Old 1963 (cask 3301)
$5175.06

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 - The Massandra Connection - Sherry Wood Finish

70cl, 44.50%

Aged for over four decades, this Glenglassaugh single malt is certainly well matured. It sits at 41 years of age, including a finishing period in a Sherry puncheon from the Massandra winery, which…  More info

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 - The Massandra Connection - Sherry Wood Finish
$606.18

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 - The Massandra Connection - Madeira Wood Finish

70cl, 41.70%

A 2014 addition to Glenglassaugh's Massandra Connection series. This 35 year old single malt, was distilled in 1978 and finished in a Madeira puncheon from the Massandra winery, the oldest winery in…  More info

Glenglassaugh 35 Year Old 1978 - The Massandra Connection - Madeira Wood Finish
$385.02

Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1118/8) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 43.60%

Another of Glenglassaugh's second batch of Rare Cask releases, showcasing their well aged malts, in this case finished in a single Port hogshead with an outturn of 276 bottles.  More info

Glenglassaugh 36 Year Old 1978 (cask 1118/8) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$457.43

Glenglassaugh 42 Year Old 1972 (cask 2125) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 47.30%

A 42(!) year old Glenglassaugh, finished in a single Massandra Madeira puncheon from which just 124 bottles were filled. A stunning piece of liquid history.  More info

Glenglassaugh 42 Year Old 1972 (cask 2125) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$817.71

Glenglassaugh 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 2101) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1

70cl, 43.70%

Part of the first batch of Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Releases, this single malt Scotch whisky spent 28 years in a single hogshead. It was distilled in February 1986 and bottled in February 2014 with an…  More info

Glenglassaugh 28 Year Old 1986 (cask 2101) - Rare Cask Release Batch 1
$523.54

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (cask 761) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2

70cl, 41.10%

Just 100 bottles of this 41 year old Glenglassaugh emerged from the single rum barrel in which this whisky was finished in September 2015. Hand selected by Billy Walker, it's part of the distillery's…  More info

Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (cask 761) - Rare Cask Release Batch 2
$683.40

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