Whisky Focus - Glasgow Distillery 1770 Inaugural Sells Out

Glasgow Distillery 1770 Inaugural Sells Out

13th June 2018
Following the 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.

1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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 within days.

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.

(L-R) Liam Hughes Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall co-founders of The Glasgow Distillery Company raise a dram to toast 1770 their first whisky release.

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 has received.

"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."

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