The Malt Whisky Co. Glenglassaugh 40 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distilled in 1973 and aged for 40 years, this single malt scotch was bottled at cask strength.
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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 (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.

Upon this realization, Glenglassaugh’s former master distiller hand-selected his favorite cask from the remaining cache. The whisky resting in the cask was distilled in 1973, and had matured for over forty years in a refill sherry hogshead barrel. After he purchased the cask, the whisky inside was bottled at cask strength.

The Malt Whisky Co. Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a rich aroma of berries, brown sugar, apples and pears. Notes of apricots, raspberries, oak, vanilla and toffee dominate the palate, and lead to a smooth, fruity finish.

Only 254 bottles of this whisky were ever made, and only eleven remain that we’re aware of. Pick one up today!

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Proof 86.8 (43.4% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Glenglassaugh Distillery
Size 750mL
Rich aroma of berries, brown sugar, apples and pears. Notes of apricots, raspberries, oak, vanilla and toffee dominate the palate. Smooth, fruity finish with touches of oak, dark chocolate and apricots.
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