Glenglassaugh distillery was built in 1874 close to Portsoy in Aberdeenshire. It was built by a local grocer who wanted to meet demand for whisky at his store. A site with easy access to water and barley fields was chosen for the new distillery. When two of the main investors died, the distillery was sold in 1892 to Highland Distillers. The Pattison crisis and an industry wide downturn forced the owners of Glenglassaugh to mothball the distillery in 1907.
It wasn't up until 1960 that the distillery reopened. Given its unique and robust character, blenders couldn't quite find a suitable blend to include Glenglassaugh Many thought that it would be the end of the distillery. Somehow, the distillery was sold to the Edrington Group who then sold it in 2008 to a Russian financed group. A new era began for Glenglassaugh distillery, the new owners released old stocks and those releases earned top awards world wide.
In 2013 the distillery was bought by the Benriach Distillery Co. (BDC) More releases by the new owners earned even more accolades for Glenglassaugh. In 2017 Brown Forman (owners of Jack Daniels) purchased BDC.
A medium-long fermentation and attention to reflux during distillation results in a floral palate with honeyed notes.