Glenglassaugh is a Highland distillery that lies east of Speyside. Built in 1875, the distillery is located 200m from the beach at Sandend Bay, and it's position provides beautiful northern views onto the ocean. The distillery has had a chequered past, with it being closed and reopened several times over it's 140+ years; sadly, it has spent more time closed than producing whisky.
Fortunately, in 2008 it was reopened, and then a few short years later bought by The BenRiach Distillery Co. in 2013. The sale signaled a bright future for Glenglassaugh, since the new owners, the illustrious Billy Walker and his two South African business partners, had achieved great success in re-establishing two previous distilleries. Both BenRiach and GlenDronach have received much deserved attention and accolades under the new owners, offering excellent whisky and interesting releases. Although it's only been 3 years, the indications are already that Glenglassaugh is benefiting tremendously, with the distillery itself being revitalised and a new core range available to drinkers. The distillery has a capacity of 1,100,000 litres/year, placing it on the smaller end of the scale.