The coastal distillery of Glenglassaugh in the east Highlands has announced the released of an extremely old and rare single malt - the Glenglassaugh 50 years old. The whisky comes from a single ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry cask that has been maturing in a warehouse at the distillery for half a century. The cask was hand selected by Dr. Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender at Glenglassaugh.
The Glenglassaugh distillery is located on the North Sea coast of Aberdeenshire, close to the town of Portsoy and village of Sandend. It was founded in 1875 by James Moir and his two nephews, Alexander and William Morrison. The whisky became popular with blending companies and has historically been used in brands such as Famous Grouse and Cutty Sark. The distillery has had an intermittent history with three long periods of closure, the most recent being between 1986 and 2008.
"A lot can happen in half a century and this whisky has seen important milestones whilst maturing in our warehouses. From the distillery being lost, then revived again in 2008, to the release of its first core range celebrating its youthful spirit."Dr. Rachel Barrie.