Glenglassaugh – A New Era of Coastal Malts Washes Ashore in Singapore

Scotland’s Glenglassaugh Distillery, nestled in the rugged northeast, has undergone a remarkable transformation, revealing a rejuvenated portfolio and fresh design, aligned with Singapore’s tropical climate and the coastal environment of the whisky.

The lumionous gold flagship 12 Year Old Single Malt takes center stage, embodying Glenglassaugh’s signature style with tastes of candied pistachio, date, and sweet fig roll into waves of morello cherry and whipped cream, infused with fresh coastal air.

In a significant turning point, the distillery draws inspiration from its rich heritage and deep connection with the sea.

The new design elements, influenced by the rippling sand tides at Sandend Bay, incorporate hues reminiscent of sea glass, capturing the essence of the coastal environment.

Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery, emphasizes, “The new portfolio brings together all the key elements of Glenglassaugh’s spirit. 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.”

Glenglassaugh – 12 Year Old Single Malt

The portfolio extends beyond the flagship 12 Year Old Single Malt to introduce two new whiskies, Sandend and Portsoy, each encapsulating the luscious and profound coastal essence of Glenglassaugh.

Sandend, inspired by the crescent beach of Sandend Bay, undergoes maturation in bourbon, sherry, and manzanilla casks, creating waves of tropical sweetness with a subtle touch of sea-salt.

It has notes of soft, buttery vanilla ice-cream drenched in tropical fruit, with chocolate and a touch of sea salt.

Glenglassaugh Sandend

Portsoy, named after the neighboring harbour village, embodies a robust and deeply maritime flavor profile, derived from its richly peated single malt matured in sherry, bourbon, and port casks.

It is deep amber and full-bodied with dark chocolate, fermented soy, and charred mango with treacle and a crack of sea salt.

To commemorate this milestone, Glenglassaugh collaborates with renowned landscape photographer Richard Gatson to launch an exclusive photography series.

Glenglassaugh Portsoy

This series aims to capture the intricate relationship between the distillery, the land, and the sea, showcasing the harmonious connection that defines Glenglassaugh’s coastal heritage.

Looking forward, Glenglassaugh’s portfolio is set to expand further, welcoming a range of releases dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.

These expressions pay homage to Glenglassaugh’s rich heritage, offering enthusiasts a rare opportunity to delve into the past and explore the origins that have shaped today’s distinctive Highland coastal malt.