Club BottlesDecember 2020 – Glasgow 1770

Glasgow 1770 Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Single Cask Exclusive

It is my pleasure to be sharing a whisky from the brand that has been named Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year at this year’s Scottish Whisky Awards.

In 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded at Dundashill and remained active until closure at the beginning of the 20th Century. In 2014 The Glasgow Distillery Company re-opened becoming the first Single Malt Whisky Distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years, re-establishing the metropolitan Scotch Malt Whisky tradition and bringing Glasgow Malt Whisky back to life.

Founders Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall named their first three stills after family members, ‘Annie’, ‘Mhairi’ and ‘Tara’, which have been added to by ‘Margaret’ and ‘Frances’, named after two of Glasgow’s most influential female artists and sisters, Margaret and Frances MacDonald. Using only the finest ingredients, they source the exceptionally pure water of Loch Katrine, in my opinion pick fantastic casks, and always create non-chill filtered whisky that shows off its natural colour…this passion to create the best whisky they can has been rewarded with the fantastic award of Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year, and also saw them pick up best No Age Statement Single Malt prize too.

Therefore, I think now is the perfect time to feature Glasgow 1770, for which we have something special… we have picked three casks, distilled and filled together in early 2016 in first fill ex-bourbon barrels, before being finished in the finest virgin American white oak barrels. Importantly, these barrels, 71, 72 and 73, have very similar, if not identical, flavour profiles, which show off the signature fruity style of this distillery, to ensure everyone gets the same experience; smooth and spicy with a notes of dried raisin, fig and creamy shortbread on the nose. Sweet butterscotch, hints of fresh citrus and baked biscuit on the palate with a finish of crisp green apples and a long-lasting peppery spice.

Member’s Photo Competition

As always, we will be running a Member’s Photo Competition this month. To enter, share a picture with your bottle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, tag us (@SummertonClub) and use #SummertonWhiskyShots. Every picture you share gets you an entry and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter, but one prize per member. This month three winners will be invited to take part in a Glasgow 1770 virtual tasting session, which includes a tasting set from the distillery. Good Luck!

Extras this month: Distillery Discount & Tasting Notes Booklet

Anyone interested in trying more from Glasgow 1770s range should use the discount code (HIDDEN – MEMBERS ONLY) when purchasing a full size bottle on their website, to get free UK P&P plus a complimentary Glasgow 1770 Miniature Selection Gift Set.

And as a stocking filler from us, members also found a Summerton Whisky Club tasting notes booklet for them to document their journey through whisky.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and join the club, please click here. We also offer gift memberships if you’d like to have bottles delivered to friends, family or colleagues.