Wednesday, August 21, 2019


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

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Peated Release No.1 (46% ABV) has been matured in first fill ex-sherry casks, before being finished in virgin oak casks.

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Peated Release No.1

Crafted by smoking barley with aromatic heather-rich peat from the Scottish Highlands, 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Peated Release No.1, has been produced using water from Loch Katrine and distilled in the distillery’s two unique copper pot stills, Tara and Mhairi.

This latest release, will sit alongside their Original 1770 expression, along with a new Triple Distilled bottling, due for release in early 2020.

Commenting on the news, Liam Hughes, CEO and Co-Founder of The Glasgow Distillery, said: “It’s very exciting to finally be bringing our peated 1770 out. Our peated run was originally a much smaller percentage of our overall production but when the first spirit came off the stills, the distillers told me I had to taste it. Within the hour, Mike (my fellow co-founder) and I ordered three times the quantity of peated malt we had originally planned. The quality of the spirit we were tasting was so good, we just knew we needed more.”

He went onto say: “Glasgow is really important to us, not just because we are The Glasgow Distillery, but because Glasgow is now part of a new chapter in the world of single malt Scotch whisky, which is really exciting. Our 1770 Signature Range shines a light on modern distilling, and we’ve produced something we are very proud of.”

Last week, The Glasgow Distillery also revealed the arrival of two new whisky stills which have been named in honour of two of the city’s great female artists, Margaret and Frances MacDonald. The addition of these new stills will boost the distillery’s production capabilities to approximately 440,000 litres per year – the equivalent of more than one million bottles of its 1770 whisky.

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Peated Release No.1, is now available to pre=order, for September delivery, from for a RRP of £49.99.

Posted by Steve Rush