Glenglassaugh 1972 44 Year Old is from Cask #1721, Massandra Sherry Barrel and is at 42.4% ABV. 479 bottles produced.
- Nose: Rich prunes and ripe figs, brittle toffee, white pepper and mixed peel.
- Palate: Dark Mediterranean fruits, gentle vanilla pod, a dusting of nutmeg, dark chocolate and caramelised orange.
- Finish: Dark chocolate and caramelised orange notes.
At the end of last year, the latest of the Rare Cask Collection Range dating back to 1965 was launched, some of these vintage expressions were discovered when the distillery re-opened in 2008. Glenglassaugh master blender, Rachel Barrie, was quoted saying: “The eight casks bottled as Glenglassaugh’s Rare Cask Batch 3 are perfect illustrations of the distillery prior to mothballing in 1986. Aged in oak for between 30 and 50 years, each cask in the series has a unique profile shaped by decades of maturation in our coastal warehouses. These rare casks embody the richest elements of our motto ‘Per Mare Per Terras’ and I look forward to sharing these with whisky enthusiasts everywhere.”
GLENGLASSAUGH’S UNIQUE HISTORY
Glenglassaugh Distillery, founded by Colonel James Moir in 1875, lies at the edge of Sandend Bay. The distillery prospered due to the quality whisky from Colonel James Moir and his two nephews. After his death, his two nephews ran the distillery with an increased production due to the high demand. In 1892, after the untimely death of one of the nephews, the distillery was bought over by Highland Distillery Company. Unfortunately after only 15 years, the distillery was closed after a decline in demand in 1907.
After more then 50 years of the distilling equipment remaining silent, the Highland Distillery Company re-opened its doors in 1960. Then in 1986, the company decided to close the distillery however those whiskies produced during the 60s, 70s and early 80s have in recent years won awards and international recognition.
The revival came in 2008, when a group of whisky enthusiasts were looking for a distillery with heritage which produced high quality single malt Scotch whisky. 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.”