Glenglassaugh Distillery relaunched its core range with three coastal single malt whiskies – 12 Year Old, Portsoy, and Sandend – along with a new bottle design for the full portfolio.
The overall artistic direction of the brand has evolved, taking inspiration from the rippling sand tides at Sandend Bay, with touches of color inspired by sea glass. As with all Glenglassaugh single malts, the new whisky has been gently matured in the distillery’s coastal warehouses overlooking the rolling surf of Sandend Bay.
The flagship 12 Year Old Single Malt embodies Glenglassaugh’s signature coastal style and heralds a turning point for the brand. It was matured in bourbon, sherry, and red wine casks for luscious waves of ripe fruit carried on an ocean breeze. (ABV 45%, SRP: $65).
Sandend is 50;5% ABV with a $70 SRP, and Portsoy carries an SRP of $75 and 45% ABV.
“The new portfolio brings together all the key elements of Glenglassaugh’s spirit,” said Master Blender Rachel Barrie. “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 harbor 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.”