The revival of Glenglassaugh continues under new owners the Benriach Distillery Company who have announced the release of a number of small batch, single cask whiskies.
The distillery was silent between 1986 - 2009 and these releases are of whisky produced pre-1986. In fact some of them are from quite a while before 1986, the oldest being a 45 year old whisky from 1968 and the youngest a mere whipper-snapper aged just 28!
We don’t have any details regarding price at the time of publishing, however these releases are sure to cause a stir. Sales director Alistair Walker comments:
We took over Glenglassaugh last year and were thrilled to discover a treasure trove of old and rare spirits slumbering in the warehouses. Revived from the dark, selected by Billy Walker for their excellence and personality and bottled last month, this is an extraordinary collection of rare casks which will be warmly welcomed by connoisseurs worldwide. Taken together, they are stunning examples of Glenglassaugh at its finest.
The range is elegantly packaged in simple bottles with an attractive golden box. Full details of the releases as follows:
1968 cask # 1601 / 45 years old / Finished a Sherry Hogshead / 44.3% vol
1972 cask # 2114 / 41 years old / Matured a Sherry Butt / 50.6% vol
1973 cask # 6801 / 40 years old / Finished a Manzanilla Sherry Puncheon / 52.1% vol
1975 cask # 7301 / 38 years old / Finished a Oloroso Sherry Hogshead / 40.7% vol
1975 cask # 7801 / 38 years old / Finished a Moscatel Hogshead / 42.4% vol
1978 cask # 1803 / 35 years old / Finished a Sherry Hogshead / 41.6% vol
1978 cask # 1810 / 35 years old / Finished a Port Hogshead / 42.9% vol1986 cask # 2101 / 28 years old / Finished a Hogshead / 43.7% vol