History Embracing the pioneering spirit of Scotland’s first licensed distillers, The Glasgow Distillery Company adopts its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. In 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded at Dundashill and remained active until consequent closure at the beginning of the 20th Century. In 2014 The Glasgow Distillery Company re-opened becoming the first Single Malt Whisky Distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years. The Glasgow Distillery Company is re-establishing the metropolitan Scotch Malt Whisky tradition alongside the great whisky regions and bringing Glasgow Malt Whisky back to life! Founders Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall, hope that the establishment of the first Glasgow Distillery heralds the start of a whole new age of distilling in Glasgow…

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

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  • the-glasgow-distillery-company-ltd-glasgow-1770-glasgow-1770-golden-beer-cask-finish-1670326497g1770-ltd-ed-beer-3 Glasgow 1770 Golden Beer Cask Finish (2022) - 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. 88/100
  • 1770 Peated 1 Bottle Image Glasgow 1770 Peated No.1 (2020) - Glasgow 1770 Peated No.1 Whisky Review: A lovely expression with plenty of new oak character, sweet and sublime smoke. A gentle smokiness and traces of youth in the spirit which is entirely expected, I hope as this expression is matured and ages this retains its smoke. 84/100
  • g1770_ruby_port_cask20finish Glasgow 1770 Ruby Port Cask Finish (2022) - There are some who rave about any whisky matured in Port casks as being excellent, however in my experience some have been either a hit or a miss. Don't let the colour fool you as the palate doesn't always back it up. Here however Glasgow have matured this one to perfection. Lots of juicy red fruits, touch jammy and some chocolate. 89/100
  • g1770_sauterne_cask_finish Glasgow 1770 Sauternes Cask Finish (2022) - My favourite of the tasting, the perfect combination of sweet and peat. I've long had a fascination with Sauternes-cask finished whiskies and this one really hits the mark with youthful peaty exuberance and leathery, stone-fruit skin sweetness in perfect harmony. 92/100
  • Glasgow 1770 The Coopers’ Cask Release (2021) - Overtly woody and plenty of soft/baked fruit nature to this one, it is rather complex thanks to the fancy cask but still quite youthful with a tendency to become hot and spirity later on the palate. 82/100
  • the-glasgow-distillery-company-ltd-glasgow-1770-glasgow-1770-the-original-1770-og-1 Glasgow 1770 The Original (2022) - As described Fresh and Fruity, lovely distillate notes shine through with just a hint of perhaps too much virgin oak (pencil shavings) but otherwise a very enjoyable dram. 82/100
  • the-glasgow-distillery-company-ltd-glasgow-1770-glasgow-1770-tokaji-cask-finish-1670325650g1770-ltd-ed-tok-2 Glasgow 1770 Tokaji Cask Finish (2022) - Glasgow 1770 Tokaji cask finish I'm enjoying this one much more with a healthy sploosh of water which this one takes very well 😉 84/100
  • g1770_tokaji_cask_finish Glasgow 1770 Tokaji Cask Finish (2022) - Building on the light and floral Triple distilled base the Tokaji cask has added more stone fruit and rather a lot of tannin and oak wood spice. The addition of a little drop of water relaxed this one quite a lot and really adjusted the balance on the palate and finish. 84/100
  • Glasgow 1770 Triple Distilled No.1 (2020) - Glasgow 1770 Triple Distilled No.1 whisky review: 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. 83/100
  • Prometheus 26 Years Old Speyside (2015) - Prometheus 26 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky ~ 47% (Glasgow Distillery Co.) Speyside single malt scotch whisky 47% ABV Score: 90/100 What they say: Prometheus was one of the most renowned […]
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