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GlenGlassaugh 1973 Rare Cask #5638 42 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml

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    Glenglassaugh is produced using the highest quality of Scottish barley and traditional distilling methods, their key focus being on quality. While many distilleries have become highly automated, at Glenglassaugh their spirit is still handcrafted by a small, highly skilled team dedicated to creating the highest quality product. Only the finest casks are selected to slowly mature their precious spirit in their coastal warehouses until it is ready.

    Since 1875, Glenglassaugh distillery has sat quietly on the edge of the picturesque Sandend Bay, breathing in the North Sea air which flows through its warehouses and invigorates its sweet Highland spirit with notes of the sea. Silent for a period of more than 20 years, the distillery was re-awakened in 2008 and its stills brought back to life. Unearthed from the coastal warehouses, a rare collection of vintage casks were discovered from before the distillery fell quiet.

    These forgotten whiskies can now be experienced as part of their Glenglassaugh rare cask series. Glenglassaugh rare single casks are a discovery to be made, each cask telling its own story. All casks are bottled without chill filtration, for natural character, with the pure colour drawn entirely from the wood of the cask. The latest release in the distilleries rare cask series, Batch 3, features whiskies that are no younger than 30 years old, and provides a unique glance into the history of the distillery and the heart of Glenglassaugh. These elegant old whiskies offer a lush, ripe Highland single malt Scotch whisky experience, evoking notes of tropical fruit and the sea, while each cask type offers a unique taste influence.

    This whisky was matured in an ex Bourbon barrel for forty-two long years. Hand selected by GlenGlassaugh's Master Distiller Billy Walker. A nose of roasted orchard fruits, fresh vanilla pods and gentle cinnamon and ginger notes. The palate is of pears poached in five spice with hazelnuts and dry cedar.

    Bottle Information
    Batch - 3
    Cask No - 5638
    Distilled Date 09/11/1973
    Bottling Date - 11/2016
    Bottle Number - 82 of 238 

    Note - the bottle number in the image does not reflect the correct bottle number. 

    The Finer Details
    Style - Scotch Whisky
    Country - Scotland
    Region - Highlands
    Bottle Size - 700ml
    ABV - 40.6%