From The Glasgow Distillery Co. 1770, The Original and 1770, Triple Distilled

This distillery was established in 2012 bringing spirits back to the City of Glasgow.

Founders Liam Hughes and Mike Hayward took the journey to bring a Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky back to Glasgow. The Original Distilling Company was founded in 1770 and after many years of distilling finally closed in 1902

This distillery also distils the following :-

Makar Gin, and the range includes Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin and a couple of fruity expressions.

Malt Riot Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Banditti Club Rums

G52 Botanical Vodkas

But today I am going to concentrate on two of their Single Malts, the Original and the Triple Distilled expressions.

Using only the finest  Scottish concerto barley and soft water from Loch Katrine. Always non-chill filtered and bottled with its natural colour.

Up first is 1770 The Original. Matured in first-fill bourbon casks and finished in virgin oak.

The Glasgow Distilling Co – 1770 The Original, Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 46% Alc/vol 70cl

Colour…Newly harvested barley.

Nose…Tropical fruits, a Caribbean Punch, freshly cut oak staves, a cup full of broken biscuits, there is a freshness about this dram. 

Taste…More fruit kicking in, sweet vanilla, runny honey, crushed almonds, gentle spices, this dram coats the palate well, more broken biscuits.

Finish…Long finish, still plenty of fruit and the spices are now lingering well.

A beautiful and special dram retailing at less than £50.00. This one has got to be on many Whisky lover’s list.

Up next is the 1770 Triple Distilled. Like the Original.  The Triple Distilled is also matured in first-fill bourbon casks and finished in virgin oak.

The Glasgow Distilling Co – 1770 Triple Distilled, Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 46% Alc/vol 70cl

Colour…Rich polished pine

Nose…Fresh vanilla toffee, just walked past the open door of a florist’s shop, pear drops and sugar cubes, noses like a big fruity dram.

Taste…First sip gives us red ripe berries, and evokes pleasant memories of relaxing and unwinding on a summer’s day, Swiss roll, the mouthfeel is beautifully smooth, a very easy and quaffable dram.

Finish…Medium to long finish, sweetness and the vanilla are in charge.

The retail price of this dram is a shade over £50.00. I am not sure which of these two is my favourite, but, if I was forced to choose one, I think the Triple Distilled would be my choice. 

If you get the chance please visit The Glasgow Distillery Co to get all the news and see their range of spirits especially Whisky.

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