Since 1875, Glenglassaugh distillery has sat quietly on the edge of the picturesque Sandend Bay, the perfect spot for instilling its sweet Highland spirit with notes of the sea. Unused for over 20 years, the distillery was re-awakened in 2008, and its stills were brought back to life. Unearthed from the coastal warehouses, a rare collection of vintage casks were discovered from before the distillery fell quiet.
In 2008, Glenglassaugh was purchased by the Scaent Group. Under new ownership, it released some of the pre-1986 stock as exclusive Highland single malt scotch whiskies with outstanding success. At the 2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards, the 30-Year-Old expression was awarded a Gold Medal (Best in Class) and the trophy for Best Cask Strength Scotch Whisky. The 40 Year Old was awarded Gold Medal (Best in Class) and the trophy for Best 40-Year Old Scotch Whisky. The 40-year-old was also awarded Best 40 Year Old Scotch Whisky and 96 points in Jim Murray's 2010 Whisky Bible.
Newly renovated and filled again with life and inspiration, the company introduced two innovative products. "The Spirit Drink that dares not speak its name" is the result of 1 mash of malted barley fermented and distilled twice. The product is bottled without aging at 50% ABV, and you’ll be tasting one of these bottles this month.
Glenglassaugh 2011 Rare Cask Release Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is exclusively selected by connoisseurs around the Unites States to give that one of a kind taste. It’s been aged for ten years in Pedro Jimenez Sherry Casks, giving it the delicious Christmas flavors and intense characteristics. This Scotch is sweet and spicy, with notes of raisin, coconut, and grape vines by the sea interwoven with baked pineapple, Brazil nut toffee, and iced café latte. Despite the high alcohol content, the alcohol is nicely integrated. Sip and savor this Scotch slowly!