Today, the Glasgow Distillery Co announced its very first single malt scotch whisky named 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The name comes from the original Glasgow Distillery being founded in 1770 at Dundashill. The distillery is probably most known for their Prometheus, which consists of Speyside whisky.
The 1770 has been matured in 1st Fill American Oak Bourbon casks and then finished in Virgin Oak casks. It will be bottled in 500 ml bottles at 46% ABV.
This is how the distillery likes to describe the 1770:
5000 bottles, priced at £100, will be delivered early November this year. You can already today enter their ballot here to have a chance to buy one of those bottles. The ballot will end this June.
The Glasgow Distillery Co
The original Glasgow Distillery Company was one of the very first licensed distillers. It was founded in 1770 at Dundashill and was active until 1903, during those years the distillery operating under several names where The Glasgow Distillery Company was one of them. When in 1903 the business was closed the stills were removed. It was not until 2011 the first plans for a new distillery in central Glasgow was drawn, and in 2013 the new Glasgow Distillery Co was founded with a new site in the heart of Glasgow. The first spirit was distilled in 2014 and the Makar Glasgow Gin was released. Later that year their whisky stills were installed and in early 2015 the first whisky casks were filled.
Products: Gin, whisky and vodka
Trading name: The Glasgow Distillery Co
Company name: Glasgow Distillery Company Ltd
CEO: Liam Hughes
Master distiller: N/A
Capacity: 0.1 Million Litres Per Annum
No of stills: 2
No of washbacks: 4
Water source: Loch Katrine
Visitor’s centre: No
Tours: Yes, only by appointment
Address: Hillington, Deanside Road, G52 4XB, Glasgow