Glenglassaugh Distillery, at the east end of the beautiful Sandend Bay, was founded by Col. James Moir in 1875. He quickly established a reputation for making a quality whisky and the company prospered. He ran the distillery with his two nephews until 1892, when Glenglassaugh was purchased by Highland Distillers. After being completely re-built in 1960, the distillery continued to produce whisky until 1986 when it was mothballed. The distillery sat silent for over 20 years until it was purchased by a group of investors and started production again in December 2008. In 2013, the BenRiach Distillery Company took over Glenglassaugh distillery with the intention to bring this iconic distillery fully back to life by giving it the investment, commitment and care it deserves. Glenglassaugh is produced using the highest quality of Scottish barley and traditional distilling methods, our key focus being on quality. While many distilleries have become highly automated, here at Glenglassaugh our spirit is still handcrafted by a small, highly skilled team dedicated to creating the highest quality product. Only the finest casks are selected to slowly mature our precious spirit in our coastal warehouses until it is ready.
The first expression to be released by the new owners, Glenglassaugh 30 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a rich and complex whisky which has been matured for over 30 years in our coastal warehouses. Bottled at 44.8%, this is a refined single malt with elegant sherry cask characteristics complimented by luscious fruits and oak spice.
NOSE: Rich, complex and full with luxurious tropical fruits of peach, mango and banana, complimented with sultanas, sherry and gentle oak spice.
PALATE: Sweet and soft with near perfect balance of fruit; mango, orange, figs and sweet sultanas, followed by a wave of sherry, toffee and ginger oak spice.
FINISH: Warm, soft and gently spiced.