Wednesday, October 14, 2020


The Glenglassaugh Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new series of single cask whiskies, which are said to celebrate the reawakening of the Highlands based distillery.

The Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask Collection, which was hand selected by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie, is comprised of ten single malt Scotch whiskies, aged between 10 and 11 years old.

Glenglassaugh launches new Coastal Cask Collection

The Glenglassaugh Distillery, which stands at the edge of Sandend Bay on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, lay silent for over two decades before reopening in 2008. Since then it's released a range of award-winning younger whiskies.

The bottlings in the new Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask Collection, which were distilled shortly after the distillery reopened, were matured in a selection of casks; Madeira Puncheonss, Sherry Puncheons, Spanish Wine Hogsheads, Pedro Ximénez Butts, Bourbon Barrels, Port Pipes, Oloroso Sherry Butts and Oloroso Hogsheads.

Commenting on the launch, Dr. Rachel Barrie, said: “No matter what is happening in the world around us, each day the surf rolls in on Sandend Bay and the invigorating North Sea air passes through our coastal distillery and warehouses. That’s the beauty of Glenglassaugh's coastal casks, each truly a distillation of nature’s elements, come wind, rain or shine.”

She went onto say: “Over a decade since the spirit reawakened in 2008, Coastal Casks is the first global release of a selection of Glenglassaugh cask bottlings at 10 and 11 years old. Like the surf in Sandend Bay, each cask brings rolling waves of flavour that intensify and evolve in each and every sip.”

She concluded by saying: “Nurtured by the coast, each Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask shares a unique and luscious sweetness. With tasting notes ranging from raspberry fruit jam to salted caramel; tropical fruit syrup to chocolate profiterole and clotted cream, this collection is a celebration of Glenglassaugh's coastal malt journey, which I hope you will savour to the full.”

The Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask Collection, will be available later this month from specialist retailers. RRP: £89.00 - £99.00 per bottle.

Posted by Steve Rush