Wednesday, February 16, 2022


The Glasgow Distillery, has unveiled a new expression bottled exclusively for this year’s Glasgow’s Whisky Festival.

Glasgow 1770 Glasgow’s Whisky Festival Exclusive (55.8% ABV) is a single cask (No:17-598), single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled on August 23rd 2017, and matured in a first-fill Marsala cask.

Glasgow 1770 Glasgow's Whisky Festival Exclusive

This latest Glasgow Distillery release, which was distilled from malted barley and smoked to 50PPM with peat from the Scottish Highlands, is said to deliver notes of bonfire smoke, tobacco leaf, butterscotch, figs and hints of marzipan on the nose. Followed by notes of sweet smoke, dark chocolate, black pepper, red apple, almond and shortcake on the palate.

The delayed, yet much anticipated Glasgow’s Whisky Festival 2021, is taking place at Hampden Park in Glasgow this coming Saturday, with the Glasgow Distillery being headline sponsor.

Commenting on the news Sebastian Bunford-Jones, Marketing Manager at the Glasgow Distillery, said: “We’re delighted to see Glasgow’s Whisky Festival come back online after a few years of uncertainty and cannot wait to once again be able share our spirits with our local audience. To be able to collaborate with the organisers as headline Sponsors and create a special single cask bottling is especially exciting as it allows us to mark the return of the festival with something truly unique and exclusive."

He went onto say: “We have chosen an exceptional first-fill Marsala cask which has been filled with our smoky peated spirit for the duration of maturation. The combination of soft aromatic smoke and the Marsala wine influence is really lovely, is different from anything else we have released so far and I’m sure it’ll prove popular on the day."

Limited to 408 bottles, Glasgow 1770 Glasgow’s Whisky Festival Exclusive, will be available from the Glasgow’s Whisky Festival shop on Saturday, for a RRP of £59.95. A small allocation will also be available from the Royal Mile Whiskies website at 18:00 on Saturday.

Posted by Steve Rush