Highland distillery Glenglassaugh has released a 50 Year Old expression bottled from a single Pedro Ximénez sherry cask selected by master blender Rachel Barrie.
Earlier this year, the expression was awarded the highest possible accolade of double gold at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
“A lot can happen in half a century, and this whisky has seen many important milestones whilst maturing in our warehouses,” Barrie said.
“From the distillery being lost, then revived 13 years ago, to the release of its first core range celebrating its youthful spirit.”
The Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old is of natural cask colour and bottled at 40.1 per cent ABV.
Just 264 bottles will be available in select international markets in Europe and the Asia Pacific, including Australia, where the expected RRP is $10,000.
“Offering a deep and seductive sweetness, the 50 Year Old’s flavour profile ranges from caramelised pear to soft exotic cherries; almond and refined oak beautifully intertwine to present a symphony of tropical notes on a gentle ocean breeze with rolling waves of flavour, which intensify and evolve with each sip,” Barrie said.
“It’s a privilege to unveil this premium bottling to whisky fans around the world at the beginning of a new chapter for Glenglassaugh, celebrating both old and new.”
Australian retailers stocking The Glenglassaugh 50 Year Old will be revealed in the coming weeks.