Glenglassaugh - Clearac - Malt Spirit

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Glenglassaugh - Clearac
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Made from only Scottish malted barley, Glenglassaugh water and yeast. Fresh and fruity on the nose, spicy yet sweet on the palate. A lively spirit whose personality changes as you sip. Not chill-filtered, no maturation, no colour and bottled on site at Glenglassaugh distillery.

Colour: Colourless, slight clouding on addition of water.

Nose: Creamy butterscotch and custard creams give way to delicate notes of sweet hay and freshly cut grass. With water, this spirit becomes very floral and fruity, pineapple cubes and lemon curd, with a hint of apricot and plum sneaking through. A fresh, vibrant, summery spirit.

Palate: Powerful at first with a wave of chilli and black pepper, giving way to a sweetness reminiscent of toffee and liquorice.

Finish: Warming and spicy, the liquorice lingering on the sides of the tongue.

Limited stock.



Category(s):     Single Malt Whisky

Producer: Glenglassaugh   -   www.glenglassaugh.com
ABV:   50%
Brand:   Glenglassaugh
Country of Origin:   Scotland
Distillery:   Glenglassaugh
Region:   Speyside

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4 Products From this Producer

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Glenglassaugh - Aged Over 30 Years27th Sep 2014   70cl Bottle£ 387.05
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Glenglassaugh - Rare Cask Series27th Sep 2014   3x 200ml Bottles£ 284.24
Glenglassaugh - The Spirit Drink That Dare Not Speak Its NameIn Stock   500ml Bottle£ 25.04

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Producer Information

Glenglassaugh stands on raised, open ground near the sea and near the pretty fishing village of Portsoy, Banffshire. In Napoleonic times, smugglers used to gather in the Star Inn North High Street; even then it was already a century old. In the 18th century a pink and green serpentine stone was mined here, which went into fine houses all over Britain and Europe. Several chimneypieces in the Palais de Versailles are made from Portsoy marble, the latter so-called because Lord Boyne was able to have imports of foreign marble to Britain banned to protect sales of the Portsoy stone came from his estates. Boyne Castle, east of town, was the home of Mary Beaton, one of Mary Queen of Scots' Four Marys in the old song.
Glenglassaugh was founded in 1875 and was bought by present owners, Highland Distilleries, during the 1890s, then closed again in 1907. The distillery was in production only for very short bursts during the period 1907-1960, amounting to a meagre four or five years in all. It was rebuilt in 1960 to an advanced design for the time and has stayed in production until the present except for a silent period in the late 1980s. The buildings are functional and unremarkable in appearance. In 2008 the Scaent Group bought the distillery from Highland Distillers for a sum of £5M.
Peat used to be cut from the Crombie moss nearby and the distillery grew its own barley on an 80-acre farm. The fast flow of the River Glassaugh was utilised from the outset and the distillery was entirely water-powered for a long time.
The distillery has only ever had a single pair of stills but it succeeded in doubling production capacity simply by installing new stills of double the previous size. These have 'boil pots balls' on the necks - round bulges that create a kind of reflux, to yield lighter spirit.

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