Glenglassaugh Distillery, overlooking the breathtaking shores of Sandend Bay on Scotland’s Moray Firth Coast, lay silent for over two decades, before it was reawakened in 2008. Its heritage stretches back to 1875, when the distillery was founded by local philanthropist Colonel James Moir. Glenglassaugh is still handcrafted in small batches, and its distinctively sweet, lush and coastal character is naturally shaped by the elements of its North Sea location.
Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old has matured for over fifty years within the finest Spanish oak wood, selected by Master Blended Rachel Barrie, which previously held Pedro Ximenez from Andalucia. It is an exceptionally rare and complex example of their Coastal Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Of natural colour, non chill filtered, and matured in their coastal warehouses, it presents a symphony of exotic fruit, on a gentle ocean breeze.
Colour: Dark manuka honey.
Nose: Deep, seductive layers of sweet almond frangipane, figs and blackberry, carried on a wave of ocean spice, toasted oak and salted honeycomb.
Palate: A complex symphony of cassis and soft exotic fruits with rolling waves of papaya, mango and cherry. Mellow oak and yellow plum add an elegant and memorable sophistication to this exceptional rare malt.
Finish: Savour the soft lingering finish of caramelised pear, pineapple and pomegranate, beautifully intertwined with almond and refined oak, on a gentle ocean breeze.