Glenglassaugh shows its spirit

27 August, 2010

The Glenglassaugh Distillery Company has launched a range of “Spirit Drink” products. The aim is to give malt whisky fans the opportunity to sample the evolution of the spirit that will eventually become whisky.

The range – packaged in 200ml bottles and all at 50% abv – initially comprises four products under the Spirit Drink brand umbrella:

  • ‘Clearac’ – brand new ‘new make’ spirit straight off the still
  • ‘Blushes’ – the Glenglassaugh spirit aged for – 6 months in ex-wine casks, and
  • ‘Fledgling XB’ – new spirit aged for – 12 months in Bourbon casks
  • ‘Peated’ – brand new ‘new make’ spirit produced using peated malted barley

The distillery’s MD, Stuart Nickerson, said: “The Spirit Drink range follows the successful one-off bottling of The Spirit Drink that Dare Not Speak Its Name, the world’s first release of a single mash and feedback from our consumers.

“Malt drinkers told us that they wanted to try as many variants of our evolving spirit as possible; that they wanted affordable sampling packs and that different cask types were of great interest.  The Spirit Drink range is the result.

“We have other variants in the pipeline including spirit aged in quality sherry wood and spirit aged for longer time periods.”

The Spirit Drink range is priced £13 per 200ml bottle.

Plans are currently being made for a triple pack containing Clearac, Blushes and Fledgling XB to be available, within the next few weeks.

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