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Glenglassaugh Distillery, Sandend

Glenglassaugh distillery, standing on the Moray Firth coast at the edge of Sandend Bay, is a distillery which lay silent and forgotten for over two decades. 

Its heritage stretches back to 1875 when the distillery was founded by Col. James Moir. He ran the distillery with his two nephews until 1892, when Glenglassaugh was purchased by Highland Distillers. After being completely re-built in 1960, the distillery continued to produce whisky until 1986 when it was mothballed. 

The distillery sat silent for over 20 years until in 2008 production was restarted. The first whiskies from this resurrected distillery are now available in the gift shop. Experience one of our distillery tours or fill your own bottle of Glenglassaugh from one of our octaves. 

The Revival Tour

During the Glenglassaugh Revival Tour you will hear all about the fascinating history of Glenglassaugh and see first-hand the traditional distilling methods still used at the distillery. View the four washbacks made of Douglas fir, the still house and spirit safe and, at the end of the tour, sample our superb Revival single malt Scotch whisky.

Available: October - April Mon - Fri: 10am - 4.30pm (last tour 3pm)
May - September Mon - Fri: 10am - 4.30pm (last tour 3pm)

Admission: £5 per person

The Behind The Scenes Tour

Go behind the scenes where you will gain insight into how Glenglassaugh was brought back to life. Nose some of the casks in our traditional warehouses and see some of the most spectacular views in the whisky industry. The tour ends with a taste of our un-peated or peated new make spirit and a selection of our outstanding single malts including the Revival, Evolution, Torfa and the 30 Years Old.

Cost: £30.00 per person.
Advance booking required. To book a Behind the Scenes Tour please contact us at or 0131 335 5135

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