Glenglassaugh 1973 40 Year Old Rare Cask Release

Glenglassaugh 1973 40 Year Old Rare Cask Release
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Glenglassaugh 1973 40 Year Old Rare Cask ReleaseGlenglassaugh 1973 40 Year Old Rare Cask ReleaseGlenglassaugh 1973 40 Year Old Rare Cask Release
Winning bid: £850.00
Lot number: 090-3814

The Glenglassaugh distillery has had a turbulent history since being founded by James Moir in 1873; opening and closing no less than 7 times in 125 years. Always popular with blenders, single malt releases were limited for most of its very irregular working life. Currently owned by the BenRiach Distillery Company, which purchased the distillery in 2013, the distillery's focus is now firmly on the single malt market.

The BenRiach Distillery Company have been spending recent years trying to overturn Glenglassaugh's lack of presence in the malt market - not helped by the fact that no whisky produced at the distillery from 1986 to 2008 - and attempt to make it as well-known as their other distilleries, BenRiach and GlenDronach.

A 1973 vintage Glenglassaugh released as part of the distillery's first batch of rare cask releases.

Distilled: 05.12.1973

Bottled: 02.2014

Cask Type: Manzanilla Sherry Puncheon

Cask Number: 6801

52.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 55 / 497

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Featured in: The 90th Auction (September 28 – October 7, 2018)
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