GLENGLASSAUGH, RARE CASK RELEASE 2012 CASK NO. 1265

 

HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND

 

 

We rapidly sold out of our previous Glenglassaugh single cask offer, and we have upped the ante today with an even more rare Single Malt for our whisky aficionados. We worked with the distillery to source a tiny single cask of Glenglassaugh whisky to offer to you today: the ex-Bourbon barrel Cask #1625, was hand-selected by Barrie for its decadent and layered profile; after eight years in cask, the whisky has been bottled and is ready to be collected by our Scotch treasure hunters. Glenglassaugh Distillery was shuttered in the late 80s, and laid dormant for more than two decades. Thanks to a group of whisky-minded investors, the distillery was able to reopen its doors in 2008 and in the past 13 years, the single malts coming from this historic distillery have been better than ever. The Glenglassaugh (and BenRiach and GlenDronach) whisky stocks are now overseen by legendary Master Distiller Rachel Barrie, whose impressive resume includes positions with iconic distilleries such as Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Bowmore, and Laphroaig. Given that only 228 individually numbered bottles were produced of Cask #1265 (and the special Concierge pricing), we expect to sell out quickly so act soon to secure your order!

 

Glenglassaugh is in a unique location that borders the Speyside and Highland regions and also directly borders the beach, Sandend Bay. “The character of the landscape is very apparent in the whisky; Speyside adding a tropical sweetness, Highland adding depth and richness, and the seaside giving the spirit a coastal charm. In terms of maturation, the coastal location has a particular impact on the flavour of the spirit. The wind coming from the sea travels into the warehouses, where our casks lie slowly maturing, adding a slight coastal influence to the whisky” (Brown-Forman).

 

Today’s single malt is a luscious, unique, and syrupy whisky that reveals exquisite tropical notes of pineapple and grapefruit, beautifully balanced with the creaminess of chocolate, almond butter, and a lingering trace of sea salt. This single-cask rarity is absolutely complex enough for special occasion pours, but with Concierge pricing sub-$95, you won’t feel guilty about those no-occasion drams either. We’re thrilled to be able to source Concierge-only single barrels for our customers, but as always: once they're gone, they're gone for good. Make sure to order your bottles today!

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer only valid in AZ and FL. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Monday, March 29, 2021.