About Glenglassaugh 37 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Eager to satisfy the growing demand for high-quality whisky from customers at 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 (a store owner by the name of Johnnie Walker
began blending whisky in the 1830s for his own customers). 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 is surrounded by fields of ripe, plump barley that are 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 37 Year Old Single Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled in 1974 and matured in a sherry cask for nearly four decades. Specially selected by the Master Distiller of Glenglassaugh and available only in the United States, the whisky encompasses all of the characteristics of classic Glenglassaugh — it has a rich, sherry flavor that is accented by notes of bananas, toffee and plantains. The initial flavor gives way to notes dark chocolate, dates and berries, and leads to a warming finish with touches of spice.
Bottled at cask strength without use of artificial coloring or chill filtration, the whisky earned a score of 92 points from Whisky Advocate
, which named it one of the Top Top Whiskies in its Fall 2012 issue. In addition, the whisky earned the Silver Medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2012.
Only 470 bottles of this whisky were ever produced, and only a handful of bottles remain available. Pick one up today!
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
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