Distillery has announced the launch of
1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky,
their first single malt whisky and
whisky connoisseurs can get their hands
on a bottle via a ballot.
The Glasgow Distillery Company, the
first independent single malt distillery
to open in the city since 1902, has
announced the launch of their first ever
single malt whisky which they have named
"1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch
The 1770 is a limited release of 5,000
bottles worldwide, bottles will be
allocated via a ballot with online
registration opening today, Friday 9th
March, and a select few Glaswegians will
be among the first to try it.
The name of the inaugural bottling,
1770, is a nod to the city’s forgotten
past (the original Glasgow Distillery,
now long-gone, was founded that year),
the single malt is said to represent the
beginnings of a renaissance for single
malt whisky in the area. Created and
crafted by the forward-thinking team at
the distillery, with young and talented
distillers at the core, state of the art
equipment and traditional methods have
been brought together to produce an
exquisite product that is said to
reflect the “new spirit of Glasgow”.
"Glasgow constantly influences us," said
Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of The
Glasgow Distillery Company. "When we
talk about the city to those who don’t
know it, we say it’s more industrious
than industrial - it’s somewhere that
doesn’t stand still and always strives
to go one better. And that was our
inspiration for 1770; we wanted a
product that’s distinctive, enterprising
and of the very best quality.
"At Glasgow Distillery we like to take
the unconventional route – as such, we
want local people to help us describe
ourselves. We’ll give an exclusive taste
of our single malt whisky to a lucky few
Glaswegians before anyone else gets
their hands on it. It won’t even be
bottled – this is a proper sneak peek.
The comments we capture will then help
form the tasting notes for the first
1770 release. It’s a big part of how
we’ll introduce the single malt to the
rest of the world.
"We can’t wait to share 1770 with the
city – we are all very proud of this
single malt whisky.”
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 a
high strength ABV of 46%.
The first few 1770 casks began to come
of age this week, ahead of its official
on-sale date of 3rd June. Those who
register interest on
www.glasgowdistillery.com between now
and then will be entered into a ballot
to be given the chance to purchase the
limited new release, which will be
delivered later in the year.
The exclusive 1770 tasting will take
place at The Glasgow Distillery on
Wednesday 21st March from 5pm. To be in
with a chance of helping to shape how
1770 is described, visit the 1770 Whisky
Facebook page, and comment on the
dedicated Glasgow Tasting post by Friday
16th March. Winners will be contacted
1770 is the first wave of single malt
whisky to be released by The Glasgow
Distillery Company – but not the last.
In 2019 and 2020, peated and
triple-distilled single malts will be
released as part of continued annual
Good luck in the ballot folks!