Glenglassaugh Revival
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glenglassaugh
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46%
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  • burnt caramel
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • marzipan
  • milk chocolate
  • sweet sherry
  • nutty
  • burnt sugar

Glenglassaugh

Revival (0.75l, 46%)
Price $57.99

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Character Goatson
A story of rebirth and renewal.

Glenglassaugh Distillery was built in 1875 on Sandend Bay, about 60 miles east of Inverness. For more than a century this rustic distillery produced a single malt that was 100% absorbed into blends, including Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse, and Laing’s. But by 1986 larger and more modern facilities outstripped it and the owners mothballed the whole place. But in 2008 the Scaent Group bought the site, released older casks in storage to great reviews, and then refurbished everything to return to a broad range of single malt production. Brown-Forman owns them today.

Glenglassaugh Revival is the first release of new single malt spirit since the stills were turned back on — and a good one it is. Notably, it’s aged in a mix of ex-Wine and ex-Bourbon casks. Those casks are vatted and then re-casked in Sherry butts. This combination yields a warm copper-gold appearance. It also makes the flavor stand out with plum & berry notes from the Wine casks and rich nuts, toffee, and chocolate notes from the Sherry casks. Any way you slice it, Glenglassaugh Revival is a really solid Highland single malt …reborn.

Smartass Corner:
In 2010, noted Whisky writer Ian Buxton wrote a book about the revitalization of Glenglassaugh Distillery titled, “Glenglassaugh: A Distillery Reborn.”

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Glenglassaugh
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Copper gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoke and peat — like a camp fire put out by wet leaves — with marzipan and dried apple. 

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Burnt caramel, malt, vanilla, and a salty-smoky-meaty note — like prosciutto Finish Long and warm with sea spray.

Finish
Smokey and salty.
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  • burnt caramel
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • marzipan
  • milk chocolate
  • sweet sherry
  • nutty
  • burnt sugar
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
The Glenglassaugh Distillery has kept silence for more than half of its lifetime.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
The Glenglassaugh Distillery has kept silence for more than half of its lifetime.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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