Single malt brand Glenglassaugh has relaunched with three new whiskies and a design inspired by the Aberdeenshire distillery’s coastal location near Sandend Bay, Banff.
The new range includes the 12 Year Old, Sandend, and Portsoy expressions and replaces the brand’s previous core range of Revival, Evolution and Torfa whiskies, which have been discontinued.
The 45% ABV 12 Year Old carries a £50 price tag and was matured in bourbon, sherry and red wine casks. The epitome of Glenglassaugh’s “signature coastal style,” it is said to offer flavours of pistachio, dates, sweet fig, morello cherry and whipped cream.
Sandend (RSP £55) takes inspiration from Sandend Bay’s crescent beach and is finished in bourbon, sherry and manzanilla casks. Bottled at 50.5% ABV, the whisky tastes of salted caramel with hints of pineapple, cherry and grapefruit.
Portsoy takes its name from a village close to the distillery and is matured in sherry, bourbon and port casks. Richly peated and bottled at 49.1% ABV, it has flavours of “dark chocolate, fermented soy and charred mango, with treacle and sea salt” and will set you back £60.
Rachel Barrie, Glenglassaugh master blender, said: “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 harbour 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.”