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Brown-Forman‘s Glenglassaugh Coastal Casks collection

Category – Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Highlands, single malts, 51.1% to 57.9% abvs

Available – From this month

Location – Available worldwide, full details below

Price – UK equivalent of between GBP89 (US$116) and GBP99 per bottle

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Glenglassaugh Distillery is lining up the global release of ten limited-edition single malts aged between ten and eleven years old.

The Coastal Casks series of Scotch whiskies represent the oldest expressions so far from Glenglassaugh, which restarted production in 2008. The distiller, which was inherited by Brown-Forman through its purchase of The BenRiach Distillery Co four years ago, will send different cask bottlings to different markets across the world.

The range comprises:

  • Cask R11-008-1 – 11 years old, 54.7% abv, for Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, the Middle East and Africa
  • Cask 957 – Ten years old, 57.9% abv, for Poland and Eastern Europe
  • Cask 888 – Ten years old, 56.7% abv, for South-East Asia
  • Cask 7497 – 11 years old, 55.8% abv, for China, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong
  • Cask 559 – Ten years old, 55.9% abv, for the UK
  • Cask 1830 – 11 years old, 55.4% abv, for Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and the Nordics
  • Cask 1346 – Ten years old, 54.7% abv, available exclusively at the distillery
  • Cask 1138 – 11 years old, 55.7% abv, for Taiwan
  • Cask 2428 – Ten years old, 57.8% abv, for France, Italy, Iberia, Mediterranean
  • Cask R12-213-1 – 11 years old, 51.1% abv, for the US

“No matter what is happening in the world around us, each day the surf rolls in on Sandend Bay and the invigorating North Sea air passes through our coastal distillery and warehouses,” said master distiller Rachel Barrie. “That’s the beauty of Glenglassaugh’s coastal casks, each truly a distillation of nature’s elements, come wind, rain or shine.”

Glenglassaugh was mothballed by former owner Edrington in 1986 before being bought privately by a group funded by Netherlands-based investment company Scaent Group in early-2008.

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