Glasgow 1770 springs into new launches

Three new single malts launch in time for spring months

THE Glasgow Distillery has expanded on its Glasgow 1770 Small Batch series with three new launches specially curated for spring.

Showcasing notes of orchard fruits and fresh citrus, the new launches from Glasgow 1770 include the Calvados Cask Finish, Manzanilla Sherry Cask and Tequila Cask Finish mark the latest addition to the brand’s ongoing Small Batch Series.

The Small Batch Series aims to demonstrate the versatility of the whisky spirit through three whisky making styles with a wide range of new and intriguing cask maturation options for the brand.

Housed in the distillery’s signature industrial-style bottles, Glasgow 1770 Tequila Cask Finish has been bottled at 55.3% ABV with 272 bottles available. Meanwhile, Glasgow 1770 Calvados Cask Finish comes in at 58.7% ABV with a limited run of 270 bottles and, rounding off, Glasgow 1770 Manzanilla Sherry Cask comes bottled at the highest of the three at 59% ABV with a run of 813 bottles.

All three releases are available from The Glasgow Distillery web store and in specialist stores across the UK with an RRP of £59 per bottle. Additionally, the Manzanilla Sherry will see some international recognition in markets across South Korea, Germany, The Netherlands and Poland.

Mike Hayward, co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery, said: “Glasgow 1770 Calvados Cask Finish marks our first venture into Calvados finishing, using a cask that had previously been used for maturing the traditional apple-based French brandy that is produced in the Normandy region of France, offering notes of fresh green apples, poached pears, and baked apple pie.

“Our previous bottling of double distilled spirit finished in a Tequila Cask was so popular that we decided to go one step further, finishing our lighter and more delicate triple distilled whisky style in a Tequila Cask, resulting in a whisky packed with notes of rich honey, lemon and lime citrus, and honeydew melon.

“Finally, we have our first Manzanilla Sherry Cask matured single malt, a lusciously complex whisky with notes of saline smoke, tropical papaya, and rich plum.

“The whisky comes from a single cask which has spent over five years maturing in a Manzanilla Sherry Butt from a bodega in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, an area of Spain famed for its unique climate and production methods.

“This cask previously held our peated double distilled new make spirit, contributing a touch of smoke which marries perfectly with saline honey and floral chamomile notes gained from the Manzanilla.”