April 4, 2014 – Billy Walker has devoted a lot of time and attention to finding rare single casks in the BenRiach and GlenDronach warehouses, and now that his investor group has acquired Glenglassaugh Distillery, he’s repeating the successful strategy there. The first batch of Glenglassaugh single cask bottlings has been unveiled, with eight casks ranging from 28 to 45 years old.
The oldest in the batch, a 1968 single cask, was bottled at 44.3% ABV after 45 years of maturation, with finishing in a Sherry hogshead cask. Other casks in the initial batch include Manzanilla, Oloroso, Moscatel and Port finishes. In a news release, sales director Alistair Walker noted the historic nature of all eight casks.
“We took over Glenglassaugh last year and were thrilled to discover a treasure trove of old and rare spirits slumbering in the warehouses. Revived from the dark, selected by Billy Walker for their excellence and personality and bottled last month, this is an extraordinary collection of rare casks which will be warmly welcomed by connoisseurs worldwide. Taken together, they are stunning examples of Glenglassaugh at its finest.”
The initial batch includes:
1968 Cask #1601 | 45 years | Sherry Hogshead finish | 44.3% ABV
1972 Cask #2114 | 41 years | Sherry Butt finish | 50.6% ABV
1973 Cask #6801 | 40 years | Manzanilla Sherry Puncheon finish | 52.1% ABV
1975 Cask #7301 | 38 years | Oloroso Sherry Hogshead finish | 40.7% ABV
1975 Cask #7801 | 38 years | Moscatel Hogshead finish | 42.4% ABV
1978 Cask #1803 | 35 years | Sherry Hogshead finish | 41.6% ABV
1978 Cask #1810 | 35 years | Port Hogshead finish | 42.9% ABV
1986 Cask #2101 | 28 years | Hogshead finish | 43.7% ABV
Pricing and market availability has not been announced.