The Glasgow Distillery to release rare aged single malt whisky


Glasgow Distellery Company

A batch of rare aged single malt Speyside casks is to be launched under the name Prometheus by The Glasgow Distillery Company as it prepares to make its own whiskies.

The casks were stored for nearly three decades until Liam Hughes, chief executive of The Glasgow Distillery Company, came across them in a meeting with their original owners.

Prometheus will be its first official whisky release while the distillery begins work on producing its own single malt which has to mature for at least three years. It was founded in 2013 by Liam with Ian McDougall (pictured).

Liam said: “This is a wonderful addition to our business. This is the kind of product we aspire to produce from our own stills in the years to come and it sets a very high benchmark for our own distillers.

“Aged single malts are becoming more and more difficult to come by and we are very honoured to be entrusted with finally bringing this special single malt scotch whisky to the marketplace.”

The Glasgow Distillery Company, which has released Makar Glasgow Gin, is believed to be the first to produce whisky in Glasgow in over a century.

It was inspired by its original namesake which was operational between 1770 and the early 20th century in Dundashill, Glasgow. During this time, the distillery became one of the largest licensed distilling facilities in Scotland with 12 stills producing both peated and unpeated single malts.

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