These two whiskies form part of a larger set of 10 single casks from Glenglassaugh under the new Coastal Cask banner. All are either 10 or 11 years of age and have been distilled since the distillery re-opened after a 22 year period of closure in 2008. Each cask in the collection was hand selected from maturing stocks by Dr. Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender for Glenglassaugh.
The 10 year old casks
- Cask #559/ ex-bourbon barrel/ Peated/ 55.9% ABV/ UK
- Cask #888/ ex-spanish wine hogshead/ Unpeated/ 56.7% ABV/ South East Asia
- Cask #957/ ex-sherry puncheon/ Unpeated/ 57.9% ABV/ Eastern Europe
- Cask #1346/ ex-bourbon/ Unpeated/ 54.7% ABV/ Distillery Exclusive
- Cask #2428/ ex-Pedro Ximenez butt/ Unpeated/ 57.8% ABV/ France & Mediterranean
The 11 year old casks
- Cask #1183/ ex-Oloroso sherry butt/ Unpeated/ 55.7% ABV/ Taiwan
- Cask #1830/ ex-Port pipe/ Unpeated/ 55.4% ABV/ Benelux, Germany & Scandinavia
- Cask #7497/ ex-Pedro Ximenex butt/ Unpeated/ 55.8% ABV/ China & Japan
- Cask R11-008-1/ ex-Madeira puncheon/ Unpeated/ 54.7% ABV/ Africa, Middle East & Oceania
- Cask R12-213-1/ ex-Oloroso sherry hogshead/ Unpeated/ 51.1% ABV/ USA
The distillery was purchased and renovated by the Dutch company Scaent Group, who also inherited around 400 old casks of maturing whisky. The first new spirit flowed in November 2008. It has since been through two more ownership changes - first with the Benriach Distillery Co. and then the current owners Brown-Forman. The production is 250,000 litres per year, although the capacity is around one million.
Our tasting notes