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Glasgow 1770 Peated Release N0.1 Review

6th December 2019
Review of of the peaty, sherried 1770 Peated No.1 release from the Glasgow distillery.

Glasgow 1770 Peated Release N0.1Announced earlier this year, the Glasgow 1770 Peated Release N0.1 has now joined the Glasgow distillery's whisky range.

Crafted by smoking the finest barley to 50ppm with aromatic heather-rich peat from the Scottish Highlands and combining it with the exceptionally pure water of the city of Glasgow's water supply, Loch Katrine, carefully hand-crafting it in the distillery’s two unique copper pot stills, Tara and Mhairi.

The peated spirit has matured in first-fill ex-sherry casks and was then finished in virgin oak, Glasgow 1770 Peated is described as a sublime and sophisticated smoky single malt.

Bottled at 46% ABV, it is naturally coloured, non-chill-filtered and has an RRP of £49 for a 50cl bottle.

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Gentle sweet peat smoke and vanilla toffee, some distant dark fruit.

Taste: Burnt oak and vanilla toffee with a brown sugared dark mildly sherried fruty edge and all infused with a delicious sweet and earthy peat smoke.

Finish: A delicious long and lingering finish with orange and vanilla infused peat lingering for an age.

Comment: Given my Glasow connections, and with my long gone and dearly missed father and uncle having worked in Kinclaith, the last operational distillery in Glasgow until The Glasgow Distillery went into production in 2012 and put Glasgow back on the Scotch whisky map I am pleased to say that the Gllasgpw 1770 Peated Release No.1 is a very drammable quality young peated expression with a lovely sherried influence. I suspect things can only get better from Glasgow but for now if you enjoy a young peaty dram with a wee bit of a sherried edge then this is hard to beat and all bottled at a flavoursome 46%.

SMW Whisky Score 84/100

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