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Glasgow Distillery acquires aged whisky casks

A batch of aged single malt Speyside whisky casks has been acquired by the reborn Glasgow Distillery Company. The Scotch whiskies are to be bottled and released under the brand name Prometheus.

Scottish craft spirits producer The Glasgow Distillery Company is launching a collection of one-off releases of the aged Speyside single malts. The name, Prometheus, was inspired by the great Titans of Greek mythology, renowned for their strength, passion and charisma.

The first release in the collection is Prometheus, a 26-year-old Speyside single malt of “secret origins” that combines the smoky influence of peated barley with the zesty and floral notes typical of this region.

Prometheus was one of the most renowned Titans who, when an angered Zeus took fire away from man, rebelled and took a flame from the hearth of Mount Olympus to return it to man. Prometheus whisky is said to “combine the peaty fire of the islands with the rich, bright complexity of the Highlands”.

Liam Hughes CEO at The Glasgow Distillery Company says: “Prometheus 26YO is a great addition to our portfolio. We have been very fortunate to acquire such a special whisky. We will release a very limited amount in early 2015 and will be holding back some of the liquid for further maturation.”

Prometheus is bottled at 47%ABV and will be packaged in a bespoke presentation box. It will be available from exclusive retailers and online from early 2015 with an RRP of £380 for a 70cl bottle.

The whisky casks, which had been resting for nearly three decades, was bought by Hughes in the summer of 2014, following a chance meeting with the former owners. “This is a wonderful addition to our business," he states. "This is the kind of product we aspire to produce from our own stills in the years to come and it sets a very high benchmark for our own distillers. Aged single malts are becoming more and more difficult to come by and we are very honoured to be entrusted with finally bringing this special single malt Scotch whisky to the marketplace."

The Glasgow Distillery Company

The Glasgow Distillery Company will shortly commence making its own single malt whisky which is believed to be the first in over a century in Glasgow. 

Founded at Dundashill in 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was active until the beginning of the 20th Century. Now re-born and located in the city, The Glasgow Distillery Company is bringing back to life the tradition of metropolitan small-batch craft distillation with the launch of the first gin made in Glasgow: Makar Glasgow Gin.

More information can be found on the company’s website: or by contacting The Glasgow Distillery Company at

Pictured below: Finance director Ian McDougall (left) and CEO Liam Hughes (right)

6 January 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor