Glasgow Distillery Co. releases first Scotch

7th January, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

The new Glasgow Distillery Company has released its inaugural Scotch whisky – a 26-year-old Speyside single malt.

Prometheus 26 Year Old is the first Scotch whisky released by the Glasgow Distillery Company

Prometheus 26 Year Old is the first Scotch whisky released by the Glasgow Distillery Company

The company, which is the first distillery to be built in Glasgow in more than 100 years, has launched the expression as part of its new Prometheus whisky range.

It was revealed last month that the distillery had acquired a selection of “rare” single malt whisky casks, aged for around 30 years, to bottle for the range.

The Glasgow Distillery Company (GDC) will shortly commence distillation of its own whisky.

Prometheus 26 Year Old, named after the titan who according to Greek mythology gave man fire, is said to combine the “peaty fire of the islands with the rich complexity of the Highlands”.

“Prometheus 26 Year Old is a great addition to our portfolio,” said Liam Hughes, CEO of GDC. “We have been very fortunate to acquire such a special whisky.

“We will release a very limited amount in early 2015 and will be holding back some of the liquid for further maturation.”

Bottled at 47% abv, Prometheus 26 Year Old is available from early 2015 at an RRP of £380.

When GDC released its inaugural product Makar Glasgow Gin in August last year, it became the city’s first distillery in over a century, narrowly beating the new £10 million Glasgow Distillery and Visitors’ Centre, led by former Morrison Bowmore man Tim Morrison.

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