Glenglassaugh Distillery has launched the Serpentine Coastal Cask Collection with three unique expressions. Each one, taken from a single cask and presented in individually numbered bottles, has been matured for more than 48 years.
After closing for more than two decades, the distillery on Scotland’s Moray Firth coastline reopened its doors in 2008. When Glenglassaugh returned to production, a rare collection of casks were revealed, some of which had been left to mature for more than five decades.
The coastal influence is a staple in Glenglassaugh expressions, the Serpentine Coastal Cask Collection being no exception, taking inspiration from different facets of the distillery’s location by the sea.
All casks were chosen by master blender Rachel Barrie at Glenglassaugh. Regarding the collection, she said:
“The legacy of our most sought after casks date back to the 1970s when these precious liquids were first laid down, patiently harnessing rich natural colour and sublime character, naturally forming the apex of our single malt whisky.
“It is extremely rare to find casks which have been left to mature in coastal locations for such a long period of time, and our warehouses, perched on cliffs overlooking Sandend Bay, have acted as the custodians of this old and rare liquid for over five decades. These casks give a unique insight into the nature of whisky making at the distillery before it was closed and capture a moment in time like few other expressions can.”
The Serpentine Collection will be available on allocation globally after its exclusive launch today (January 22 2024) in Singapore, a location chosen for its cultural affinity with single malt Scotch whisky. Over the course of the year a limited selection of casks will be released into the collection.