About Glenglassaugh 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Eager to satisfy the growing demand for high-quality whisky from customers of his grocery store, James Moir established the Glenglassaugh Distillery in 1875. At the time, it was commonplace for store owners to distill or blend their own whisky. The location of Glenglassaugh Distillery — it is situated on the outskirts of Banffshire in the Highlands region of Scotland — was chosen because it offered ready access to an incredibly clean and pure water supply: Glassaugh Springs. In addition, the area was surrounded by fields of ripe, plump barley that were ideal for distillation.
For over a hundred years, the Glenglassaugh Distillery operated at its original site, producing single malt whiskies that were best known for their starring roles in renowned blended Scotch whiskies, including Cutty Sark and the Famous Grouse. In 1986, however, production at the distillery ceased, and would not be restarted until 2008, when new owners took over Glenglassaugh. While the distillery is again producing new whisky, the new owners discovered they had purchased quite a bit more than the famous distillery itself: the purchase also included a cache of some 400 casks of aging Glenglassaugh single malt whisky, each more than twenty years old.
Glenglassaugh 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was made by marrying together some of the finest casks of whisky discovered at the distillery, each of which had been maturing for at least 26 years in silence. The whisky was made from malted barley, which was milled using Glenglassaugh's Porteus mill (the mill dates back to World War II), before being mashed and fermented in one of the distillery's wooden washbacks. Following fermentation, the wash was distilled twice: first through Glenglassuagh's wash still and then again through its spirit still.
As a result of its long slumber, Glenglassaugh 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is golden amber in color, and has an aroma of caramel, charred oak and chocolate. The flavors are smooth and balanced, with hints of citrus fruits, apples, vanilla and oak yielding to a long and sweet finish, with just a touch of spice.
Glenglassaugh 26 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky earned a score of 90 points from Whisky Advocate
, which called it "a lovely whisky."
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