Another distillery hit by closure, Glenglassaugh was purchased and reopened in 2008 after being closed since 1986. In 2013, it was purchased by BenRiach, and, if it turns out half as good as their whiskies, we’re in for a treat. It is pronounced Glen-Gla-Soch for those who were wondering (all of us, probably) although there is some confusion as to whether it is actually a Highland and a Speyside malt, not that it really matters. This expression is matured in first-fill, George Dickel, Tennessee casks. It is always great to see a mothballed distillery brought back from the dead and given the investment it deserves.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Vanilla ice cream. Limes. Oak. Buttery. Apple drops.
Palate: Buttery and spicy, then an apple and blackcurrant crumble with lashings of cream and a citrus twist.
Retails for around £58