Glenglassaugh Distillery Poised to Reopen

Glenglassaugh Distillery, near Portsoy, is gearing up to get back in business and will be officially re-opened on Monday, November 24, reports The Press and Journal.

Glenglassaugh was built in 1875 and was subsequently owned by Highland Distillers.

The plant had spells of production and periods of inactivity throughout the 20th century and was mothballed in 1986.

It was bought in March this year in a £5million deal by Dutch investment firm, the Scaent Group.

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. also has historical info.

~ by whisky1 on October 31, 2008.

2 Responses to “Glenglassaugh Distillery Poised to Reopen”

  1. The Glenglassaugh Distillery Company has outlined release details for its single malt Scotch whisky portfolio. The company, which is controlled by the Netherlands-based investment company Scaent Group, plans to release three variants from its soon-to-be reopened distillery in time for Christmas. Speaking to just-drinks today (20 October), Glenglassaugh’s managing director, Stuart Nickerson, confirmed that the company will launch a 21-year-old, a 30-year-old and a 40-year-old Scotch whisky in the coming weeks. The 21-year-old will be offered in a Cognac-style bottle, and will retail at around GBP150 (US$257) per bottle. The 30- and 40-year-old variants, meanwhile, will come in wooden-boxed decanters, and will cost in the region of GBP400 and GBP1,500 respectively. “We’re looking specifically at the UK, certain areas of the US, Russia, Scandinavia, and possibly the Far East,” Nickerson said.

  2. Raise a glass to Glenglassaugh

    BARFLY was privileged to be given a sneak preview of one of Scotland’s newest whisky projects last week, Glenglassaugh distillery near Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, which will reopen next month after being closed for 22 years.

    Having paid Edrington £5m for the distillery, its new owners under the leadership of Stuart Nickerson and Graham Eunson, were keen to show off some old stock of 21, 30 and 40-year-olds that they plan to release this Christmas.

    With an assembled throng of whisky experts gathered for a tasting the unanimous verdict was that Glenglassaugh is one of Scotland’s great malts and will re-enter the market at the premium end. Which begs the question why on earth had previous owners Edrington mothballed it for so long? Answers on a postcard please.

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