Glenglassaugh launches 50 Years Old single malt

Glenglassaugh launches 50 Years Old single malt

One of distillery's oldest and rarest whiskies to date bottled from a single sherry cask

News | 28 Jun 2021

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Scotch Highlands distiller Glenglassaugh has announced the release of one of its oldest and rarest expressions: the 50 Years Old.

Matured in the distillery's coastal warehouses overlooking Sandend Bay, this single malt expression has been bottled from a single Pedro Ximénez sherry cask. Just 264 bottles are being made available, each of which comes in a bespoke presentation box.

The liquid was selected by Glenglassaugh master blender Rachel Barrie, who learned to surf along the same stretch of Scottish coastline. She 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.

"Offering a deep and seductive sweetness, the 50 Years 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 new and old."

The Glenglassaugh 50 Years Old (40.1% ABV) will be available across select international markets in Europe and Asia from June 2021.
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