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Glenglassaugh Distillery releases cask bottlings aged between 10 and 11 years


By Jonathan Clark

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Glenglassaugh Distillery is releasing its coastal casks collection to celebrate the distillery's reopening.
Glenglassaugh Distillery is releasing its coastal casks collection to celebrate the distillery's reopening.

A DISTILLERY which lay silent for decades before reopening 12 years ago has released a collection of cask bottlings aged between 10 and 11 years.

Glenglassaugh Distillery, standing at the edge of Sandend Bay on the Moray Firth, was mothballed for two decades until 2008.

Since then, the small, coastal distillery has gone on to release a range of award-winning boutique younger whiskies.

Now, the distillery is celebrating its re-awakening with the release of its coastal casks collection.

The collection, hand-selected by master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie, captures the coastal character of this traditionally-crafted Highland single malt.

Each cask bottling in the collection was distilled shortly after the distilleries re-awakening and, by its very nature, is an exclusive one-off: bottled from a single cask, individually hand-numbered and with only a limited number of bottles available.

Glenglassaugh Distillery is releasing its coastal casks collection to celebrate the distillery's reopening.
Glenglassaugh Distillery is releasing its coastal casks collection to celebrate the distillery's reopening.

Glenglassaugh master blender Rachel Barrie said: "More than a decade since the spirit reawakened in 2008, coastal casks is the first global release of a selection of Glenglassaugh cask bottlings at 10 and 11 years old.

"Nurtured by the coast, each Glenglassaugh coastal cask shares a unique and luscious sweetness.

"With tasting notes ranging from raspberry fruit jam to salted caramel; tropical fruit syrup to chocolate profiterole and clotted cream, this collection is a celebration of Glenglassaugh's coastal malt journey, which I hope you will savour to the full.”

The Glenglassaugh coastal casks collection is full of natural colour and bottled at 51.1% - 57.9% ABV.

Prices range from £89 for a 10-year-old cask to £99 for an 11-year-old bottling. Each coastal cask will be made available in a different location worldwide. Global pricing and date availability may vary.


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