The Glasgow Distillery recently unveiled three new, limited-edition releases of its Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
They consist of three different whisky styles finished in three different cask types, sourced from three different countries.
Each limited edition release is individually numbered and available on the distillery’s website now. They are Unpeated Ruby Port Cask Finish, the Triple Distilled Tokaji Cask Finish and the Peated Sauternes Cask Finish.
The ‘Ruby Port Cask Finish’ made 467 bottles at 56.2% ABV, ‘Tokaji Cask Finish’ turned out 380 bottles at 53% ABV, and ‘Sauternes Cask Finish’ has an outturn of 486 bottles at 53.7% ABV.
Each bottle comes with in-depth detail of the whisky within to showcase what’s described as the journey of the spirit from the malt variety used to the distillation style, original cask filling, type of finishing cask used and final bottling date. All three Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies are non-chill filtered and natural in color.
Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of the distillery, said in a prepared statement, “Something that sets us apart from most other distilleries is that we make three very distinct styles of single malt whisky at The Glasgow Distillery. Unpeated, peated and triple distilled spirit is a key feature of our annual production calendar and is characterized within our Glasgow 1770 Signature Range.”
He said the goal with these three limited edition releases is to showcase the flexibility and versatility of their single malt by combining the different spirit styles with a range of interesting casks that they’ve been experimenting with at the distillery for the past couple years.
“I’m really proud to be able to offer these three releases as an insight into what we get to see every day working at the distillery – innovation, experimentation and above all a commitment to quality. I hope everyone who makes a purchase chooses to open and enjoy these really interesting expressions,” Hughes added.
Mike Hayward, co-founder and director of Distillery & Brands, said of the different wine casks used to finish the three new releases … “We’re excited to offer our customers a glimpse ‘behind-the-curtain’ and into the experimentations and cask-finishing trials we have been running recently. We have a really passionate and well-informed core customer base and I’m intrigued to see their reaction to these new expressions.”
Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky distiller’s notes:
The ‘Ruby Port Cask Finish’ balances the sweet and fruity unpeated spirit with notes of strawberries and cream, complete with a sweet spicy finish of pink peppercorns, all gained from the fresh Ruby Port Cask.
The ‘Triple Distilled ‘Tokaji Cask Finish’ uses this decadent Hungarian dessert wine cask to impart sweet and honeyed notes combined with hints of toffee apples, poached pears and apricot preserve to the triple distilled spirit.
The ‘Sauternes Cask Finish’ rounds off the peated whisky in this French dessert wine cask to give complexity and notes of sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, toffee and salted caramel with a deep earthy finish.
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