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Glenglassaugh Has Relaunched Core Range With Three New Coastal Malt Whiskies

Glenglassaugh Distillery recently announced the relaunch of its core range with three coastal single malt whiskies – 12 Year Old, Portsoy, and Sandend – along with a new bottle design for the full portfolio.

It is said “the overall artistic direction of the brand has evolved, taking inspiration from the rippling sand tides at Sandend Bay, with touches of color inspired by sea glass. As with all Glenglassaugh single malts, the new whisky has been gently matured in the distillery’s coastal warehouses overlooking the rolling surf of Sandend Bay.”

The flagship 12 Year Old Single Malt embodies Glenglassaugh’s “signature coastal style” and was matured in bourbon, sherry, and red wine casks. Sandend is matured in bourbon, sherry, and manzanilla casks, and Portsoy, taking its name from the neighboring harbor village, is a richly peated single malt, matured in sherry, bourbon, and port casks.

Glenglassaugh Core Range
Glenglassaugh Distillery recently announced the relaunch of its core range with three coastal single malt whiskies – 12 Year Old, Portsoy, and Sandend – along with a new bottle design for the full portfolio. (image via Glenglassaugh)

“The new portfolio brings together all the key elements of Glenglassaugh’s spirit,” said Master Blender Rachel Barrie in a prepared statement. “Inspired by its truly unique coastal location, the new expressions transport us to a place where the spirit is awakened and soul invigorated, inviting us to stop, take a breath, and appreciate our surroundings. To taste Glenglassaugh Single Malt is to experience the coastal influence of Sandend Bay and the ancient harbor towns nearby.

“Shaped by the coalescence of land and sea, the senses are awakened by the imposing yet calming crash of waves and the sweet smell of gorse in the air.”

More official details on each, including tasting notes, can be found below. For more information on Glenglassaugh, visit https://www.glenglassaugh.com/.

Glenglassaugh 12 Years Old – Three Cask Matured: Bourbon, Sherry, Red Wine

  • ABV 45%; SRP: $65
  • Tasting Notes
  • Color: Luminous gold
  • Nose: Sweet coastal waves of ripe apricot and fig meld with toasted vanilla and tropical flora, carried on a warm ocean breeze.
  • Taste: Candied pistachio, date, and sweet fig roll into waves of morello cherry and whipped cream, infused with fresh coastal air.

Sandend – Three Cask Matured; Bourbon, Sherry, Manzanilla

  • ABV: 50.5%, SRP $70
  • Color: Summer gold
  • Nose: Soft buttery vanilla ice cream drenched in tropical fruit, with chocolate and a touch
    of sea salt.
  • Taste: Waves of salted caramel with an effervescent burst of pineapple, cherry, and grapefruit, enlivened by the ocean shore.

Portsoy – Three Cask Matured: Sherry, Bourbon, Port

  • ABV: 49.1%; SRP $75
  • Color: Deep amber
  • Nose: Rich maritime waves infused with tropical fruit and sherried dark soy, rolling into port with licorice and sea kelp.
  • Taste: Full-bodied with dark chocolate, fermented soy, and charred mango with treacle and a crack of sea salt.

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