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Glasgow 1770 Triple Distilled No.1 (46%, OB, 2020)

Glasgow 1770 Triple Distilled No.1

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB, Signature Range, Release No.1
  • Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £49
  • Origin: Glasgow distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared

What they say

Glasgow 1770 Triple Distilled Release No.1

Smooth & Complex

Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Triple Distilled Release No.1, is an incredibly smooth and complex addition to the Glasgow 1770 Signature Range.

Crafted from the finest malted barley; distilled three times in our traditional copper pot stills; combined with the incredibly pure water of Loch Katrine and fully matured in virgin oak casks, Glasgow 1770 Triple Distilled Release No.1 is non-chill filtered and natural in colour, a truly sophisticated single malt.

Glasgow 1770 is always non-chill filtered and has natural colour only.

Official tasting notes:

  • NOSE: The nose opens up with dark cherry and caramel toffee with fruity aromas leading to roasted almond and liquorice over a backdrop of vanilla and tea leaves
  • PALATE: In the mouth it is smooth and elegant, hints of ripe pear and baked vanilla cheesecake lead to a spicy chocolate with a beautifully thick texture
  • FINISH: The finish is long and clean with a lingering flavour of rich honey and vanilla

What I say

The final expression in The Glasgow Distillery Company Ltd’s Signature Range is this ‘classic’ lowland style triple distilled expression.  Now only in routine practice in Glasgow’s Auchentoshan distillery and selectively used for limited editions in a number of other distilleries throughout Scotland. Historically triple distillation was once considered the preferred method of lowland whisky distilleries to produce a lighter unpeated style in contrast to heavier peat-influenced highland malts.

This post was sponsored by The Glasgow Distillery Co.  by provision of a sample of this product.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Bright yellow gold (8/20), medium tears and beaded legs.
  • Nose: Fresh and floral, barley flour, toffee, vanilla, parma violets, dusty icing sugar sweetness, Turkish delight, rosewater, honeysuckle and elderflower.
  • Taste: Light-medium bodied, marshmallows, strawberry, rose, caramac, caramel sauce, creamy highland toffee, floral Turkish delight, a little mentholic/Murray mints.
  • Finish: Medium-long, vaporous, sweet with more menthol and vanilla cream.

Overall

An interesting expression with plenty of florality and character, very drinkable and didn’t strike me as particularly young – even though I know it must be.

Score 83/100

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