Scotland’s Glasgow Distillery Debuts A New Peated Single Malt

By Hannah Kanik / December 3, 2020

Scotland’s Glasgow Distillery recently launched its latest release — the Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich & Smoky single malt whisky. This malt is created from malted barley that’s been smoked with a heather-rich peat of the Scottish Highlands, combined with Loch Katrine water and then distilled in traditional copper pot stills. The result is said to be a spirit with soft and smoky notes.

This is Glasgow’s second peated single malt, following Peated Release No. 1. Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich & Smoky has been matured in virgin oak and finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, compared to the inaugural Peated release that was matured in first-fill ex-sherry casks and finished in virgin oak.

Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich & Smoky

Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich & Smoky (image via Glasgow Distillery)

Official tasting notes indicate that, on the nose, the latest Glasgow 1770 Peated “offers sweet smoke and rich toffee with notes of vibrant vanilla, dried dark fruits and cracked black peppercorn spice with subtle hints of flamed orange.

“Tobacco leaf and rich dark toffee dominate the palate with a background of sweet soft peat and gentle earthy undertones. The finish is incredibly smooth with notes of salted caramel, liquorice, and lingering spice.”

Peated Release No. 1 has picked up a round of awards since being released, including Best Lowland Single Malt at the International Whisky Awards. “We would like to encourage those who have tried our inaugural release to share their thoughts on our new peated release,” said the distillery team in a prepared statement. “We’d love consumers to taste both iterations side by side and let us know what they think.”

The Glasgow 1770 Peated Rich & Smoky is bottled at 46% alcohol by volume, is non-chill filtered and natural in color. It’s available at a suggested retail price of £49, or around $70 USD.


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