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Glasgow Distillery debuts cask strength series

The Glasgow Distillery has released cask strength editions of two of its single malts.

Glasgow Distillery cask strength whisky bottles
Glasgow Distillery has created two cask strength whiskies

The releases, named Glasgow 1770 Peated Cask Strength Batch 01 and Glasgow 1770 The Original Cask Strength Batch 01, are the first in a new series of cask strength whiskies.

Mike Hayward, co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery, said: “Every whisky we sample at the distillery is initially tasted at cask strength before dilution.

“We wanted to give customers the chance to experience amplified versions of two of our signature styles of spirit and an insight into what we get to taste day to day.”

Glasgow 1770 The Original Cask Strength Batch 01 has an ABV of 61.3% with only 750 bottles available.

“We handpicked three exemplary casks of The Original that we felt best represented our flagship style, and married them together to create this Batch 01 release,” said Hayward.

“At cask strength, the defining fruity heart of our unpeated double distilled spirit is magnified, with prominent notes of zesty Seville orange marmalade, dried apricot, toffee apple, poached pear and toasted pineapple and rich dark fruits and luscious vanilla to finish.”

Meanwhile, Glasgow 1770 Peated Cask Strength Batch 01 is bottled at 60.8% ABV with 1,000 available.

“We chose three hogsheads that demonstrate a stunning showcase of our peated style with notes of rich barbecue sauce, tobacco leaf and opulent smoked Ibérico ham married with sticky poached plums, dried apricot and flamed orange zest,” said Hayward.

Both are available from The Glasgow Distillery website and specialist UK retailers across the UK, with an RRP of £64 (US$78) for The Original Cask Strength and £66 (US$80) for Peated Cask Strength.

Both expressions will also be available soon in Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Poland, Belgium and Switzerland.

Earlier this month, The Glasgow Distillery revealed the fourth line in its small batch series.

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