Friday, December 05, 2014


The Glenglassaugh Distillery has this week announced the release of a 51 Year Old single malt expression.
Specially selected by Master Distiller Billy Walker, the whisky from 1963 and has been maturing in Glenglassaugh’s warehouses at Portsoy for over 51 years. Distilled and filled to cask on February 15 1963, it is one of the oldest casks in Glenglassaugh’s inventory and brilliantly captures the distillery’s unique Highland coastal character.

Glenglassaugh 51 Year Old - Bottled in 1963

Commenting on the release, Master Distiller Billy Walker said: “We’ve inherited some extraordinarily fine whisky at Glenglassaugh. It’s a real treasure trove and the 51 year old is the oldest bottling ever released from Glenglassaugh. It’s of unbelievable quality. It's a gorgeous Glenglassaugh - a silky, sublime balance of fruits and herbs mingling seductively with astonishingly refined oaken notes. Put simply, it is elegance personified.”

Bottled at cask strength (41.7% ABV) The Glenglassaugh 51 Year Old comes in a beautiful wooden box, hand-crafted in Scotland. Each bottle is hand-numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Billy Walker.

The Glenglassaugh 51 Year Old will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £5000.

Source: BenRiach Distillery