Friday, March 09, 2018


The Glasgow Distillery Company, has today announced the launch of its first single malt Scotch whisky.

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky (46% ABV) has been matured in first fill ex-bourbon casks, before being finished for a short period in virgin oak casks.

The Glasgow Distillery Co Founders: Liam Hughes, Ian McDougall and Mike Hayward

The Glasgow Distillery Company, is the first independent single malt distillery to open in the city since 1902. The whisky has been named in homage to the city’s forgotten past and the original Glasgow Distillery, which was founded in 1770.

The first few casks of 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky, began to come of age this week, ahead of its official on-sale date of 3rd June. With only 5,000 bottles available, bottles will be allocated via an online ballot which opens today.

Created and crafted by the forward-thinking team at the distillery, with young and talented distillers at the core, state of the art equipment and traditional methods have been brought together to produce an exquisite product described as refreshing and warming, with hints of pear, rhubarb and custard on the nose, and a lingering peppery yet sweet finish.

Commenting on the launch, Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company, said: “Our surroundings have definitely shaped us. Glasgow is more industrious than industrial now - it’s somewhere that doesn’t stand still and always strives to better itself. And that’s exactly what we wanted for 1770; something distinctive, enterprising and of quality. The city is now part of a new chapter in the world of single malt whisky, which is really exciting. Our 1770 shines a light on modern Scotland – we’ve produced something we are very proud of.”

The Glasgow Distillery Company, has also announced that in 2019 and 2020, peated and triple-distilled single malt expressions will be released as part of continued annual limited-edition series.

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky, is now available via ballot from for a RRP of £100 – 500ml.

Posted by Steve Rush