Glenglassaugh releases 40 Year Old single maltBy Becky Paskin
Glenglassaugh Distillery has launched a 40-year-old single malt Scotch whisky just months after releasing a 30-year-old expression.
The Banffshire, Highlands distillery, which was bought by BenRiach Distillery Company earlier this year, is releasing 800 bottles of its new Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old to global markets.
Bottled at a cask strength of 42.5% abv, the whisky is non-chill filtered with no added colour. It is described as being “rich, syrupy and complex” with notes of “toffee apples, mango and banana”.
Billy Walker, master blender at Glenglassaugh, said: “We’ve inherited some astonishingly fine whisky at Glenglassaugh and we’re delighted to launch our second expression almost nine months after taking over the distillery. There is very strong demand for Glenglassaugh around the world”.
The distillery was sold in March this year by its then owner Lumiere Holdings to BenRiach, for an undisclosed sum. Glenglassaugh released its first whisky under BenRiach – the 30 Year Old – in August.
Glenglassaugh 40 Year Old will be available worldwide with an RRP of £1,250.