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The Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks Collection


10th November 2020
The Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask Collection, 10 new single cask whiskies produced shortly after the distillery reopened in 2008.

The Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks Collection

The Glenglassaugh Coastal Collection has been released to celebrate the reawakening of the distillery which was mothballed in 1986 and lay closed until its went back into production in 2008. Since then, the small, coastal distillery has gone on to release a range of whiskies and now celebrates the release of a collection of single cask bottlings all aged between 10 and 11 years.

The Coastal Collection of 10 single cask Glenglassaugh whiskies has been hand selected by Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie, it is said to capture the lush, coastal character of this traditionally-crafted Highland single malt, defined by its location and elemental influences.

Each cask bottling in the collection was distilled shortly after the distilleries re-awakening and by its very nature, is an exclusive one-off: bottled from a single cask, individually hand-numbered and with only a limited number of bottles available.

Glenglassaugh Master Blender Rachel Barrie said: "No matter what is happening in the world around us, each day the surf rolls in on Sandend Bay and the invigorating North Sea air passes through our coastal distillery and warehouses. That’s the beauty of Glenglassaugh's coastal casks, each truly a distillation of nature’s elements, come wind, rain or shine.

Over a decade since the spirit reawakened in 2008, Coastal Casks is the first global release of a selection of Glenglassaugh cask bottlings at 10 and 11 years old. Like the surf in Sandend Bay, each cask brings rolling waves of flavour that intensify and evolve in each and every sip.

Nurtured by the coast, each Glenglassaugh Coastal Cask shares a unique and luscious sweetness. With tasting notes ranging from raspberry fruit jam to salted caramel; tropical fruit syrup to chocolate profiterole and clotted cream, this collection is a celebration of Glenglassaugh's coastal malt journey, which I hope you will savour to the full."

The 10 single cask whiskies, one peated, 9 unpeated, in the Glenglassaugh Cask Collection are:

  • Glenglassaugh Cask 559
    10 Years Old - Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel - Spirit Type: Peated

    Colour: Harvest gold
    Nose: Fruit syrup and salted sea samphire with smoked barley and rhubarb
    Palate: Rhubarb custard and salted mango puree with lingering pineapple, toasted sesame and coconut
    ABV: 55.9%

    Available in UK
    Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release 2009 Cask No 559 Review
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 1346
    10 Years Old - Cask Type: Bourbon Barrel - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Light gold
    Nose: Bourbon vanilla, apple and crisp pear with buttercream and tropical fruit syrup
    Palate: Pineapple, grapefruit and chocolate profiterole pastry with almond butter and lingering trace of fresh sea salt
    ABV: 54.7%

    Distillery exclusive
    Glenglassaugh Rare Cask Release 2009 Cask No 1346 Review
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask R11-008-1
    11 Years Old - Cask Type: Madeira Puncheon - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Sunset gold
    Nose: Dried apricot and mandarin with oregon pine, salted caramel and toasted almond
    Palate: Burst of tropical fruit syrup with papaya, lychee and the lingering balance of pine nut oil
    ABV: 54.7%

    Available in Australia/New Zealand/Canada/India/Middle East/Africa
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 957
    10 Years Old - Cask Type: Sherry Puncheon - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Mellow gold
    Nose: Buttered raisin brioche with baked pineapple and lingering raisin fudge
    Palate: Toasted nutmeg, rich cocoa, salted butter and Seville orange marmalade
    ABV: 57.9%

    Available in Poland & Eastern Europe
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 888
    10 Years Old - Cask Type: Spanish Wine Hogshead - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Varnished cherrywood
    Nose: Chocolate toffee, hazelnut, sultana with raisin and berry fruit
    Palate: An explosion of ripe and stewed fruit, blackberry, sultana, chocolate cream and lasting salinity
    ABV: 56.7%

    Available in South East Asia
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 7497
    11 Years Old - Cask Type: Pedro Ximénez Butt - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Stained teak
    Nose: Waxed cherry and fruitcake laced with brandy and salted olive oil, filled with raisin and sultana
    Palate: Date and prune oil with notes of dark vanilla, salted black olive and a lingering sherry sweetness
    ABV: 55.8%

    Available in China/Japan/Korea/Hong Kong
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 1830
    11 Years Old - Cask Type: Port Pipe - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Ruby
    Nose: Blackcurrant jam and clotted cream with raspberry, treacle and buttered pastry
    Palate: Full bodied richness of blackberry pie with macadamia nut and lashings of custard cream
    ABV: 55.4%

    Available in Belgium/Netherlands/Germany/Nordics
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 1138
    11 Years Old - Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Butt - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Darkest mahogany
    Nose: Sun-dried raisin bread with black treacle syrup, liquorice, sultanas and brown sugar
    Palate: Full-bodied with treacle, luscious sherry oils and lingering dark honey and walnut
    ABV: 55.7%

    Available in Taiwan
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask 2428
    10 Years Old - Cask Type: Pedro Ximénez Butt - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Walnut brown
    Nose: Dried fruit and candied pineapple with dark molasses, treacle toffee and espresso
    Palate: Baked pineapple and dark chocolate with a drizzle of olive oil and salted date caramel
    ABV: 57.8%

    Available in France, Italy, Iberia, Mediterranean
     
  • Glenglassaugh Cask R12-213-1
    11 Years Old - Cask Type: Oloroso Hogshead - Spirit Type: Classic Unpeated

    Colour: Honeyed gold
    Nose: Chocolate ganache, caramel roasted coffee and seaside toffee and pistachio nut brittle
    Palate: Orange and sherried fruit explosion with sun dried raisin and buttered croissant with lashings of chocolate
    spread
    ABV: 51.1%

    Available in USA

All 10 single cask bottlings in the Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks Collection are naturally coloured, bottled at cask strength between 51.1% - 57.9% ABV, non chill filtered, the prices range from £89 for a 10 year old cask to £99 for an 11 year old bottling. Each coastal cask will be made available in a different location worldwide. Global pricing and date availability may vary.

You will find the Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks Collection available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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