Scotland and Scotch whisky: Speyside  whisky through the producing distilleries: history, making, maps and tasting notes

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Glenglassaugh


Glenglassaugh Distillery
Portsoy
Banffshire AD45 2SQ
+44 1261 842 367

Owner: BenRiach Distillery Company

Creation year: 1875


The distillery has been founded in 1875.
It has been closed a few times during its life, first from 1907 to 1931 and from 1936 to 1959.
Important alteration words took place before its reopening between 1959 and 1960. The production capacity has been doubled by enhancing of the still's size during the same time.
The distillery is mothballed since 1986, and it does not look like it could ever be reopened. Its malt was used in lots of blends, amongst others Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Laing's. 
It is a coastal malt, produced in the area of Portsoy, between the mouth of the rivers Spey and Deveron. 

Glenglassaugh distillery has been sold to the Scaent group in february 2008 and reopend in November of the same year. In 2013, the distillery was sold to BenRiach Distillery Company, the latter being bought by Brown-Forman in 2016




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