Glasgow 1770 Golden Beer Cask Finish

1. What they say

A limited edition release of only 356 bottles at 58.5% ABV, this unique expression is our first foray into beer finishes. Our unpeated spirit was filled into a first fill ex-bourbon barrel on the 17th of April 2019. On the 9th of June this year, 2022, we filled this into a Pedro Ximénez sherry hogshead that was used to matured Innis & Gunn’s Original Beer for 3 months.

We bottled the contents on the 13th of October. The result is a lovely rich sherry influenced unpeated whisky with notes of dark fruits, sticky toffee and rich vanilla with a dry and hoppy finish gained from the 4 month finish.

2. Official tasting notes

  • NOSE Dark fruits, creamy vanilla, honeycomb and cookie dough. Notes of tropical fruits, apricot, and ginger lead to rich malty notes with a hint of hops.
  • PALATE Dark berries, plums and passion fruit meet roasted malt, sweet sticky toffee and fudge. Rich honey and cream combine with vanilla and more malty sweetness.
  • FINISH Brown sugar and oak spice with a long dry hoppy finish.

3. Details

  • ABV 58.5%
  • Age 3 Years Old
  • Bottler OB
  • Bottling Golden Beer Cask Finish
  • Cask Bourbon and Beer
  • Category Single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost £59
  • Origin Glasgow Distillery
  • Region Lowland
  • Released 2022

4. What I say

Another limited release from Glasgow Distillery. This time their unpeated spirit was initially matured in bourbon and then finished for 4 months in a PX sherry hogshead that had been previously used to mature Innis & Gunn’s original beer.

5. The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • Colour Amber gold (9/20), medium-large, oily tears and well-defined fine legs.
  • Nose Beer sweets! Cider ice lollies, fruity almost icing sugar sweetness, beery fairgrounds, fresh strawberries and cream, malty and nutty cereals, golden syrup flapjacks, pretty immense
  • Taste Full bodied, warming and spirity but malty and sugary too, hints of raisin, nutty walnut and date syrup sponge pudding, yeasty brioche.
  • Finish Long, mouth-watering sweetness from the sponge pudding more date and walnut notes, yum, with water, more woody, treacle a little ascerbic, some fruity spirit released.

6. Overall

Really loving this one, there is still hints of sherry influence but also plenty of beer notes too coming through. This has added some depth and variety to Glasgow’s fruity spirit nature.

7. Score 88/100

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