December 3, 2013 – Billy Walker’s mini-empire of Highland distilleries is releasing a new 40-year-old Glenglassaugh single malt, along with nine new single cask bottlings from GlenDronach.
Walker and his partners acquired Glenglassaugh earlier this year, and are following up on the August release of a 30-year-old expression with the 40-year-old. While just 800 bottles will be available in the first release, a news release from the distillery quotes Walker as saying the Glenglassaugh 40 will be a permanent fixture in the lineup. The whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 42.5% ABV.
Meanwhile, Walker’s team has selected nine single casks from GlenDronach for release this month. Six were matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry puncheons, and the other three in Oloroso Sherry butts. They range in age from 18 to 41 years old, with the oldest being a 1972 Olororo butt bottled at 51.7% ABV.
Pricing and market availability for the Glenglassaugh and GlenDronach whiskies was not announced.