15 Jun 2018
Glasgow’s first independent single malt distillery in more than 100 years has set the bar high with its new whisky selling out in just two weeks.
The Glasgow Distillery Company launched an online ballot on May 29, with buyers from as far afield as Hong Kong, Australia and North America entering for the chance to purchase one of 5,000 bottles of the limited release 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Whisky.
The whisky, named after Glasgow’s original distillery founded in 1770, follows the success of the company’s award-winning Makar Original Dry Gin, the first gin to be distilled in the city.
The distillery recently secured £6 million in investment from Clydesdale Bank and its private investors, which will see the distillery double its whisky production to one million bottles per annum.
Chief executive and co-founder Liam Hughes said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled at the reception our first single malt whisky has received.
“We have been blown away by the demand generated, and in the end, we had to limit the bottles to one per person to try and ensure as many people as possible got the chance to buy our inaugural release.
“From start to finish, the creation of 1770 has been a real labour of love. Everything from its flavour to the bottle design has been meticulously considered.
“We know some people didn’t manage to get their hands on the bottle, but our 2019 releases will be along soon.
To learn more about the Glasgow Distillery Company, please visit: www.glasgowdistillery.com