New Glasgow distillery releases first in batch of aged whiskies

prometheus whisky

The first in a batch of rare Speyside single malts has been released by Scottish spirits producer The Glasgow Distillery Company as it prepares to start making its own whiskies.

Prometheus, inspired by Greek mythology, is a 26-year-old single malt that combines the smoky influence of peated barley with the zesty and floral notes typical of the region.

At 47% ABV, a very limited amount is being released, with the rest held back for further maturation.

It was part of a batch of whiskies found in casks by Liam Hughes, chief executive of The Glasgow Distillery Company, in a meeting with their original owners.

Prometheus is 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.

Liam said: “Prometheus 26 Year Old is a great addition to our portfolio. We have been very fortunate to acquire such a special whisky. At The Glasgow Distillery Company, we aim to bring to our consumers only the finest quality spirits and in our opinion, Prometheus 26 Year Old delivers this in full.”

The bottle will be packaged in a bespoke presentation box, reflecting the majesty of the liquid inside. It is expected to retail at around £380 for a 70cl bottle.

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 founded in 2013 by Liam with Ian McDougall.

The distillery 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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