Glennglassaugh distillery to re-start

Scotland's Glenglassaugh distillery will resume production after a hiatus of 22 years.

You may not think you’ve ever had any of its high-end Scotch whisky, but if you ever tried Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse or Laing’s made in 1986 or before, chances are you have since Glenglassaugh sold its product to those widely-known companies for use in their blends.

The Glenglassaugh distillery, built in 1875, is located in the village of Portsoy on the Moray coast of Scotland. The re-start was made possible through the purchase of the company by Scaent, a Dutch investment house.

Stuart Nickerson, a noted Scotch whisky expert, has been named managing director at Glenglassaugh. He told the BBC Online, "Start-up funding will cover running costs for the first year. We estimate it will take six or seven months to bring the distillery back to full working order.

"Glenglassaugh has the capacity to make 1 million litres of whisky a year and has high-growth potential. The product will appeal to malt collectors, those on high-disposable incomes and target markets include Eastern Europe."

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