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Evolution Glenglassaugh’s second new Scotch release

Glenglassaugh distillery has announced the launch of its second single malt Scotch to run off its stills, Evolution.

Glenglassaugh’s latest Scotch release Evolution

The limited bottling has been matured in ex-George Dickel first-fill Tennessee whiskey barrels, and is the first in a series of similar expressions aged in different wood styles, the next release of which will be in 2013.

The Speyside distillery, which reopened in 2008 following a 22-year production hiatus, will release just 6,000 bottles of Evolution, which carries an RRP of £50 for 700ml.

Glenglassaugh managing director,Stuart Nickerson said the new release was a departure in taste from its first launch in April this year, Revival.

“Evolution is significantly different to Revival and the feedback from pre-launch tastings in Dufftown, London and Germany was fantastic,” he said. “Being a limited edition product which has matured in casks sourced from one distillery in Tennessee, we are expecting a complete sell-out once it is released within a relatively short period of time.

“Our initial orders indicate that it will be widely sought after by single malt whisky drinkers everywhere and we may end-up wishing that we had bottled more.”

Evolution, bottled at cask strength of 57.2% abv, is described as having a sweet, buttery vanilla nose with a butterscotch and vanilla fudge taste,

The release joins Glenglassaugh’s existing stable of  extra-aged whisky, produced before the distillery closed in 1986.

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