Glenglassaugh, Single Malt Whisky, arrives in KL

Fans of Scottish single malt whisky, rejoice.

Glenglassaugh has finally arrived in KL.

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We met Glenglassaugh brand ambassador, Mr Stewart Buchanan, last week at the Blue Elephant and there, we sampled for the first time, Glenglassaugh Revival, Glenglassaugh Evolution and Glenglassaugh Torfa.

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Glenglassaugh, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries dating back to 1875, is situated on the Banffshire coast close to the village of Portsoy. It was founded by a local merchant named James Moir.

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While many distilleries have become highly automated, at Glenglassaugh, the spirit is still handcrafted by a small, highly skilled team dedicated to creating the highest quality product.


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Revival was the first single malt Scotch whisky that has been produced in over 20 years from the Glenglassaugh distillery. I smelt, caramel and toffee with notes of nutty sherry. On the palate, it was sweet, rounded and creamy, and the finish was medium with nice spices.

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Evolution, we learned, had been matured in first fill ex-Tennessee whisky barrels and showed great depth of character. I smelt sweet barley and vanilla on the first sip. On the palate, it was peppery, and it had a vibrant oak finish.

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Finally Torfa.. the most interesting of the lot – tons of character, and really rather peaty. Glenglassaugh Torfa with its phenolic traits was vivid and sweet on the nose. Upon first sip, the peat aromas engulfed my tastebuds – it had a campfire smokiness to it, and also traces of lemon zest. The finish was again peaty with spiced fruit flavours. This one definitely left a lasting impression on me.

Product range now available at Single and Available stores include :

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Glenglassaugh Revival, 46% (no age statement) retailing at RM270 per bottle; Glenglassaugh Evolution, 50% (no age statement) retailing at RM309 per bottle; Glenglassaugh Torfa, 50% (no age statement) retailing at RM299 per bottle; Glenglassaugh 30YO, 44.8% retailing at RM2280 per bottle; Glenglassaugh 40YO, 42.5% retailing at RM8500 per bottle.

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A lovely evening at Blue Elephant spent in the company of great whisky, and a charming man, Glenglassaugh’s brand ambassador, Mr Stewart Buchanan. We can’t wait to see the range on more shelves, in the Malaysian market, that’s for sure.

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