The first of a new range of distillery single cask releases, each bottling chosen by a different member of the Glenglassaugh distillery team. This cask was chosen by Ronnie Routledge and is a fine example of Glenglassaugh aged in a sherry butt.
Limited release of 654 botles. Bottled at the distillery at cask strength, without the use of chill filtration and with no caramel added.
Nose: A nose packed with sweet barley sugar, peaches, pineapple and plums - giving way to millk chocolate, Brazil buts, Oloroso sherry and toasty oak-spice.
Palate: Soft and juicy, bursting with pineapple and mango fruit puree. Ample sherry, cocoa beans and toasted rich oak notes.
Finish: Drying with gentle toasted oak, coconut and sherry.
Glenglassaugh Distillery is a Highland malt whisky distillery situated at Sandend Bay near Portsoy on the Banffshire coast with views north over the Moray Firth and the North Sea and is one of just a very few truly coastal Highland malt whisky distilleries. Glenglassaugh Distillery was established by James Moir and opened in 1875 on a site between the remains of Glassaugh windmill constructed in 1762 and the Craig Corn Mills. In an ideal location with barley and soft Speyside water to hand and sea breezes to pervade the distillery’s warehouses. When Glassaugh Station opened on the Moray Coastal Railway in 1884 Glenglassaugh Distillery gained speedy access the whisky blenders down south. This distillery was substantially re-built in 1959 and re-opened in 1960 only to closed in 1986. Glenglassaugh Distillery was purchased by the Scaent Group and back in production in December 2008. Visitors are welcomed at Glenglassaugh Distillery and tours are available by appointment.