The Glasgow Distillery Company has revealed the bottle for its highly anticipated first release, 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The bottle was designed with the city’s industrial heritage in mind, and places the people of Glasgow at the heart of it. Tall and angular, it uses crisp, clean lines and has been a labour of love for the distillery founders. The stunning bespoke bottle will have Glasgow embossed at the foot and will be sealed with a unique, locally made, heavyweight copper-topped cork.
The bottle neck will feature tasting notes, some of which were suggested by Glaswegians who had been invited to the exclusive first tasting of the whisky.
In Glasgow’s own words, the whisky looks like “golden honey”; smells of “freshly cut apple and pear drops”, and tastes like “orchard fruit, velvety sweet caramel and toffee with a warm smooth finish”. Inspired by the whisky, the mixed panel of locals will see their reflections on the spirit intertwined with those of the distillers upon release.
1770 has already sparked international interest before even going on sale. When news broke that it would be available to purchase via ballot this summer, almost 3,000 people and distributors registered their interest in the whisky in the first week alone, from as far afield as Hong Kong, Australia and Mexico.
With only 5,000 bottles available globally, 1770 is on track to sell out when it goes on sale on Sunday 3rd June, and time is running out to register your interest. Those who want the chance to buy the whisky must sign up to a ballot before the bottle goes on sale, details of which can be found here.
It’s true people do make Glasgow, so it made sense to involve the city and its people in our whisky. Our stunning bottle reflects the quality of the liquid inside, while taking inspiration from the inspirational city from which it came, and the words of the people who inhabit it.
Rather than creating traditional tasting notes, we have chosen to crowd source the inspiration for ours from the people of Glasgow, which will be incorporated into our final bottle release.
– Liam Hughes: CEO and co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company
In order to be in with a chance of purchasing on 3rd June 2018, you must enter the online ballot.
About Glasgow Distillery
The Glasgow Distillery Company was established in 2012 by Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall.
Together, they opened Glasgow’s first independent single malt distillery since 1902, with the unwavering mission to bring single malt distilling back to the city again.
The single malt whisky is named 1770 after Glasgow’s original distillery, which was founded at Dundashill in 1770. During the 1700-1900, Glasgow, as a leading European city, had over 40 distilleries, transporting all round the world.
Only 5,000 50cl bottles of 1770 will be available. Those who register interest will be entered into a ballot to buy the single malt whisky on 3rd June.
Matured in first fill ex bourbon casks and finished in virgin oak, 1770 is non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.
The company also produces the award-winning Makar Gin, which boasts an impressive twenty international awards won in 2017; and G52, an urban craft vodka. Further new product development will be released in the coming months.