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Glenglassaugh Distillery is a Scottish single malt whisky distillery located in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, on the north coast of Scotland. The distillery has a long and varied history, experiencing periods of closure and changes in ownership throughout its existence. Today, Glenglassaugh operates as an independent distillery under the ownership of Brown-Forman, an American spirits company known for brands such as Jack Daniel's and Woodford Reserve.

Glenglassaugh Distillery was established in 1875 by James Moir, who hailed from a family of whisky distillers. The distillery operated successfully for many years before facing financial difficulties and periods of closure during the 20th century. Glenglassaugh changed hands several times throughout its history. It was acquired by Highland Distillers in 1892 and subsequently operated under various owners, including the Edrington Group. The distillery fell silent in 1986 and remained closed for over two decades. Glenglassaugh was revived in 2008 when it was acquired by a group of private investors led by the Scaent Group. The new owners invested in refurbishing the distillery and recommenced production, bringing Glenglassaugh back to life after a long period of dormancy.

House Style & Different Expressions
Glenglassaugh is situated near the coastal village of Portsoy, overlooking the Moray Firth. The distillery's location provides a picturesque backdrop and influences the character of its whiskies. Of the house style, Vic says: “It's very light, very fresh, very fruity. They’re also pushing the slight maritime characteristics that they have as part of their narrative. It really is in a beautiful location. Sandend bay, which this is named after, is a lovely beach.”

Glenglassaugh offer a range of expressions including the Glenglassaugh Revival, Evolution, and Torfa. Each expression showcases different aspects of the distillery's character, from fruity and floral to smoky and peaty.

Visitor Centre
Glenglassaugh Distillery has a visitor centre that welcomes whisky enthusiasts. Visitors can take guided tours to learn about the whisky-making process, explore the historic distillery buildings, and enjoy tastings of Glenglassaugh whiskies while taking in the coastal scenery.

Exciting things to come from Glenglassaugh, along with GlenDronach and Benriach, also from the Brown-Forman stable.

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