All about Glenglassaugh

The Glenglassaugh distillery was founded by Col. James Moir in 1875, at the east end of the beautiful Sandend Bay, in the Speyside region of Scotland.

In 1892 Glenglassaugh was purchased by Highland Distillers and continued production until 1986, when it was mothballed.

In 2008 it was bought by the BenRiach distillery with the intention of bringing this brand back to life, and rightfully so.

All about Glenglassaugh distillery

Glenglassaugh is situated outside the village of Portsoy, at the east end of Sandend Bay, in Speyside.

Glenglassaugh was founded in 1875, by Col. James Moir. Until 1892, he ran the distillery with his two nephews. In 1892 Highland Distillers bought the distillery.

It was completely renewed in 1960, and produced Whisky for another 26 years, until it was mothballed. In 2008, Glenglassaugh was purchased by the Scaent Group (an energy company), for the friendly sum of  £5 million.

In 2013, BenRiach Distillery Co. gave second life to the distillery, with a very necessary and crucial investment.

Glennglassaugh has 2 stills; one wash with 13,640 liter capacity, and one spirit with 8,185 liter capacity. There are 6 washbacks of 25,000 liter capacity, and a 5 ton mash tun that are also present on the premises.

Distillery info

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Region: Highlands
  • Established: 1875
  • Address: Glenglassaugh Distillery Portsoy Aberdeenshire AB45 2SQ United Kingdom
  • Phone: +44 1313 355130
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