Glenglassaugh whisky distillery has launched its latest travel retail-exclusive, the Glenglassaugh 44 Years Old, as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Dubai duty free. whisky trade. The whisky maker is owned by Brown-Forman-owned and operates as one of the Highland Scotch whisky brands. The spirit is one of the brand’s newest single malt whiskies, and the fourth since its relaunch.
A limited edition of 274 bottles was released at the end of December and features a 45.6% ABV and a price of US$6,600. It belongs to the brand’s Serpentine Coastal Cask Collection and was exclusively aged in Pedro Ximénez Sherry barrels.
Glenglassaugh Whisky Distillery Debuts 44 Years-Old Expression
“This exclusive bottling is a sign of our trusting partnership,” David Rodiek, managing director, and VP of global travel retail at Brown-Forman said. “Our selection of super premium spirits brands coupled with our focus on quality complement Dubai Duty Free’s commitment perfectly.”
Notably, this expression was a big hit during the festive season and many are looking forward to sharing it during Burns Night. On the nose, this whisky is reminiscent of salted caramel, blood orange, and blueberry pastille. On the palate, there are cherries, almonds, and mandarin orange balsamic, while the finish is enhanced by rosewater, star anise, and nori.
“We are delighted for the release of this special and exclusive single malt whisky to commemorate our 40th anniversary,” Sharon Beecham, senior vice president – purchasing, said. “It’s a testament to the partnership we share with Brown-Forman in bringing travel retail exclusives and rare collector’s items, which are limited in number, to our customers.”
Last year, Brown-Forman relaunched the Glenglassaugh whisky brand with the debut of three new expressions. Rachel Barrie, master blender at Glenglassaugh Distillery said at the time:
“Inspired by its truly unique coastal location, the new expressions transport us to a place where the spirit is awakened and soul invigorated, inviting us to stop, take a breath, and appreciate our surroundings.
“To taste Glenglassaugh single malt is to experience the coastal influence of Sandend Bay and the ancient harbor towns nearby. Shaped by the coalescence of land and sea, the senses are awakened by the imposing yet calming crash of waves and the sweet smell of gorse in the air.