1974 Glenglassaugh Single Cask #1473 PX Hogshead 48 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
One of Glenglassaugh's oldest releases to date. Distilled on the 20th March 1974, cask no. 1473 has been nurtured for 48 years in a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask hand-selected by Master Blender, Dr Rachel Barrie. Each of the 139 bottles have been individually hand-numbered to reflect their rarity. Inspired by the distillery’s coastal location on the white sandy beach of Sandend Bay on the Highland coast, it is a whisky shaped by land and sea, presenting seductive notes of tropical and summer fruit on an ocean breeze. “It’s impossible to separate Glenglassaugh the whisky from Glenglassaugh the place,” said Master Blender Dr Rachel Barrie. “The lush sweetness of this coastal single malt is a complete distillation of its natural surroundings. Its whole essence is created by both the visible and invisible influences of land, sea, air and spring water.” Sealed with wax, housed in a custom-made wooden box, the whisky was decanted at a natural strength of 40.8%. Collectable.
Notes from the producers... Colour: Copper, with a ruby hue. Nose: Toasted coconut and baked pineapple with dark chocolate-coated cherry cake on soft supple oak. Palate: Rolling waves of tropical fruit and cocoa with intense cherry liqueur and mocha cream, laced with mentholic sea air.