The Glasgow Distillery Co. has today revealed three new limited edition releases of its Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky!
The new releases consist of three different whisky styles finished in three different cask types which have been sourced from three different countries. These are an Unpeated Ruby Port Cask Finish; a Triple Distilled Tokaji Cask Finish and a Peated Sauternes Cask Finish.
Each limited edition release is individually numbered and available on the Glasgow Distillery website from 10am on Thursday 18th of November.
The ‘Ruby Port Cask Finish’ has an outturn of 467 bottles at 56.2% ABV, ‘Tokaji Cask Finish’ has an outturn of 380 bottles at 53% ABV, and ‘Sauternes Cask Finish’ has an outturn of 486 bottles at 53.7% ABV.
Each bottle comes with in-depth detail of the whisky within to showcase the true journey of the spirit from the malt variety used to the distillation style, original cask filling, type of finishing cask used and final bottling date.
Non-chill filtered and natural in colour, as is the standard for all Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, these three limited edition releases are a true representation of The Glasgow Distillery’s innovative and experimental approach to whisky making.
Something that sets us apart from most other distilleries is that we make three very distinct styles of single malt whisky at The Glasgow Distillery. Unpeated, peated and triple distilled spirit is a key feature of our annual production calendar and is characterised within our Glasgow 1770 Signature Range.
With these three limited edition releases, we’re showcasing the incredible flexibility and versatility of our single malt by combining the different spirit styles with a range of interesting casks that we have been experimenting with at the distillery over the past couple of years.
I’m really proud to be able to offer these three releases as an insight into what we get to see every day working at the distillery – innovation, experimentation and above all a commitment to quality. I hope everyone who makes a purchase chooses to open and enjoy these really interesting expressions.
– Liam Hughes: CEO and Co-founder
We’re excited to offer our customers a glimpse ‘behind-the-curtain’ and into the experimentations and cask-finishing trials we have been running recently. We have a really passionate and well-informed core customer base and I’m intrigued to see their reaction to these new expressions.
The ‘Ruby Port Cask Finish’ balances our sweet and fruity unpeated spirit with lovely notes of strawberries and cream, complete with a sweet spicy finish of pink peppercorns, all gained from the fresh Ruby Port Cask.
The Triple Distilled ‘Tokaji Cask Finish’ uses this wonderfully decadent Hungarian dessert wine cask to impart sweet and honeyed notes combined with hints of toffee apples, poached pears and apricot preserve to the already vibrant and smooth triple distilled spirit.
The ‘Sauternes Cask Finish’ perfectly rounds off our peated whisky in this fantastic French dessert wine cask to give great complexity and notes of sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, toffee and salted caramel with a deep earthy finish. Definitely one for any peat-heads.
– Mike Hayward: Co-founder, and Director of Distillery & Brands
Glasgow 1770 Limited Edition: ‘Ruby Port Cask Finish’, ‘Tokaji Cask Finish’ and ‘Sauternes Cask Finish’ will be available directly and exclusively from The Glasgow Distillery website at 10am on the 18th of November 2021. Each release is restricted to two bottles per person.
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About The 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 whisky distillery since 1902, with the unwavering mission to bring single malt distilling back to the city and encourage people to ‘Drink Better’
The Glasgow Distillery started to produce gin in 2014 and laid down their first cask of whisky in 2015.
The company produces an award-winning portfolio of brands which each tell a story rooted in Glasgow’s heritage, including:
Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Launched in 2018, the distillery launched its first batch of single malt Scotch whisky with Release No. 1 selling out within days via an online ballot. The Original has subsequently been followed by the release of a Peated expression in 2019 and a Triple Distilled expression in May 2020, with all three expressions collectively forming the Glasgow 1770 ‘Signature Range’.
Makar Gin, which boasts an impressive 60 international awards since launch in 2015, including World’s Best Flavoured Gin for their Makar Cherry expression.
Banditti Club Spiced Rum, which launched in March 2019.
G52 Botanical Vodka, which consists of G52 Fresh Citrus and G52 Rich Coffee, which launched in February 2020.
Malt Riot Blended Malt Scotch Whisky launched in June 2020. Malt Riot is a blend of single malt scotch whiskies from across Scotland with distillery’s Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky at its heart.
The Glasgow Distillery Company were crowned ‘Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year’ at the 2020 Scottish Whisky Awards and are finalists for the same award in 2021.
The Glasgow Distillery launched its first distillery exclusive release in April of this year: ‘The Coopers’ Cask’ of which there were only 403 bottles available. This release sold out within 20 minutes online.