Touring Newly-Revived Glenglassaugh

The Whiskey Channel has an interesting feature on a visit to the old Glenglassaugh Distillery in Speyside. It’s been closed since 1986, and the buildings and stills are in rough shape. But a seven-digit investment from Russian-backed Scaent Group in The Netherlands is bringing it back, with new bottlings planned for 2009. The place was previously owned by Edrington Group, and used to supply whisky for Cutty Sark and other blends.

Before it was mothballed, the distillery produced a Glenglassaugh 12 year old and a highly-regarded 1973 “Family Silver” 25 year old, now listed as rare and available for about $280. You can also special order a 1976 Glenglassaugh 30 year old Dewar Rattray Single Cask for about $180 from K&L in the United States.

Distillery manager is Graham Eunson, a 25-year veteran with stints at Glenmorangie, Scapa and recent BenRaich acquisition Glendronach.

The place is run down, but is still used for warehousing casks from Glenlivet, Highland Park, Glen Grant and Craigallachie.

“We want to restart production, to make Glenglassaugh Old Style” Eunson says. We found production data from early 20th century, and we will try to follow them as close as possible. But of course without using home malted barley, and without any peat.”

2009 will be the year of the revival of Glenglassaugh, the author reports

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~ by whisky1 on August 30, 2008.

One Response to “Touring Newly-Revived Glenglassaugh”

  1. […] We’ve written about the relaunch before.  Now subscription-only site Just Drinks has some details about the distillery’s whisky line-up, but I couldn’t read it. If anyone has any info please let us know in the comments. […]

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