sell out success of the 1770, the first
single malt whisky from the Glasgow
Distillery, the distillery has announced a £6 million
investment which will double production.
Demand for the, 1770, the first ever
single malt whisky released by the
Glasgow Distillery has proved to be
phenomenally high after 5000 bottles of
the inaugural whisky from the distillery
sold out in a matter of days after being
launched via a ballot.
The release has sparked international
interest, with applications to the
online purchase ballot coming in from as
far afield as Hong Kong, Australia,
North America and Japan as well as huge
interest closer to home.
Launched in March, the ballot was
quickly oversubscribed and the decision
was taken to both close it early and to
limit purchases to a single bottle
per-person, in an attempt to give as
many people as possible the chance to
own a piece of history.
With only 5,000 bottles of the first
release existing globally, successful
applicants for 1770 Glasgow Single Malt
Scotch Whisky were contacted on closure
of the ballot and product was sold out
Laid down in first fill ex-bourbon
casks, and finished for a short period
in virgin oak, 1770 delivers a clean,
full flavour from the very start.
Non-chill filtered, it is bottled at an
ABV of 46%.
The sale of the Glasgow 1770 inaugural
bottling comes at an exciting time for
the distillery who have just announced
an investment which will see production
double. The distillery has recently
secured £6 million in investment from
its private investors and the Clydesdale
Bank. The boost has allowed the team to
order more stills and invest in other
areas of the business which will
ultimately see the distillery double its
whisky production in 2019 to 1 million
bottles per annum.
Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of
The Glasgow Distillery Company said: "We
couldnít be more thrilled at the
reception our first single-malt whisky
"We have been blown away by the demand
generated, and in the end, we had to
limit the bottles to one per-person to
try and ensure as many people as
possible got their chance to buy our
inaugural release. We know some people
didnít manage to get their hands on the
bottle, but our 2019 releases will be
along soon with our second unpeated
release and our first peated release
already planned in."