Monday, June 28, 2021


The Glenglassaugh Distillery, has today announced the launch of one of its oldest expressions to date.

Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old (40.1% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in a single Pedro Ximénez sherry cask, from Andalucīa in Spain.

Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old

This latest release from the Highlands based distillery, which reopened in 2008, after being closed for over two decades, is said to deliver notes of sweet almond frangipane, figs and blackberry, ocean spice, toasted oak and salted honeycomb on the nose. Followed by notes of cassis, mango, cherry, mellow oak and yellow plum on the palate.

Commenting on the news, Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery, said: “A lot can happen in half a century, and this whisky has seen many important milestones whilst maturing in our warehouses. From the distillery being lost then revived 13 years ago to the release of its first core range celebrating its youthful spirit.”

Rachel went onto say: “Offering a deep and seductive sweetness, the 50 Year Old’s flavour profile ranges from caramelised pear to soft exotic cherries; almond and refined oak beautifully intertwine to present a symphony of tropical notes on a gentle ocean breeze with rolling waves of flavour, which intensify and evolve with each sip. It’s a privilege to unveil this premium bottling to whisky fans around the world at the beginning of a new chapter for Glenglassaugh celebrating both old and new.”

Limited to 264 bottles, Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £5,500.

Posted by Steve Rush