Glenglassaugh Distillery Releases 46-Year Scotch in U.S.


April 18, 2023

Glenglassaugh Distillery 46-Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottle lifestyle

Glenglassaugh Distillery announced the limited release of its 46-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, available exclusively to the U.S. market. The Single Malt Scotch distilled in 1975 is one of the oldest and rarest expressions from the hidden Highland gem that is Glenglassaugh, which lay silent for over two decades before its reawakening in 2008.

This rare whisky has been matured for 46 years in a single bourbon cask hand-selected by Master Blender Rachel Barrie. Each bottle has been individually hand-numbered to reflect its rarity and sealed with wax. Inspired by the distillery’s coastal location on the white sandy beach of Sandend Bay on the Highland coast of Scotland, Glenglassaugh 46 is a whisky shaped by land and sea, presenting seductive notes of tropical and summer fruit on an ocean breeze.

Since opening in 1875, being founded by founded by Colonel James Moir, Glenglaussaugh – meaning “valley of the grey-green place” – has cemented its position as one of the most historic and award-winning Scottish distilleries, producing a wide range of single cask Scotch whiskies. The limited release further illustrates the distillery’s commitment to its craft.

“It’s impossible to separate Glenglassaugh the whisky from Glenglassaugh the place,” said Barrie. “The lush sweetness of this coastal single malt is a complete distillation of its natural surroundings. Its whole essence is created by both the visible and invisible influences of land, sea, air and spring water. It has been a privilege to craft this prestigious expression and contribute to the legacy of the historic distillery.”

Glenglassaugh 46 is bottled at 41.7% ABV, is non-chill filtered, naturally colored and will be available at select retail locations in the U.S. Each individual bottle is sealed with wax and numbered by hand to reflect its rarity. Glenglassaugh 46 will retail at a suggested price of $4,800.

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