Tuesday, October 09, 2018


The Highlands based Glenglassaugh Distillery, has today announced the launch of the second batch of its Octives cask expressions.

Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic Batch 2 (44% ABV) has been produced using a combination of Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez and Amontillado Sherry Cask Octaves. Glenglassaugh Octaves Peated Batch 2 (44% ABV) has been produced using peated malt, which has been matured in a combination of Bourbon, Port and Oloroso Sherry Cask Octaves.

Glenglassaugh launches its latest batch of Octaves bottlings

Both expressions which are bottled at natural cask colour and non-chill filtered, are composed of hand-selected octaves. The small octave casks, of around 65 litres in size, are said to allow for greater interaction between oak wood and spirit.

Commenting on the launch, Rachel Barrie, Glenglassaugh Master Blender, said: “As the surf rolls in on Sandend Bay and invigorating North Sea air passes through our coastal warehouses, these two luscious malts are truly a distillation of nature’s elements. Shaped by the rich abundance of land and sea, this fresh duo of Glenglassaugh Octaves encapsulate rolling waves of flavour that intensify and evolve with each and every sip. Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic and Peated Batch 2 are jewels in this elemental distillery’s journey, which I hope you will savour to the full.”

Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic Batch 2 and Glenglassaugh Octaves Classic Peated Batch 2, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for the respective RRP’s of £60,00 and £65,00.

Posted by Steve Rush