Col. James Moir founded of Glenglassaugh distillery in 1875. Moreover, this distillery is located at the east end of the beautiful Sandend Bay. He quickly established a reputation for making a quality whisky and the company prospered. He ran the distillery with his two nephews until 1892. However, Highland Distillers purchased the distillery after then. The distillery continued to produce whisky until 1986 when it’s mothballed.
The distillery sat silent for over 20 years. In addition, until a group of investors purchased it and started production again in December 2008. In 2013, the BenRiach Distillery Company took over Glenglassaugh distillery. They have the intention to bring this iconic distillery fully back to life. They gave the investment, commitment and care it deserves. Glenglassaugh uses the highest quality of Scottish barley and traditional distilling methods, our key focus being on quality. While many distilleries have become highly automated. However, in Glenglassaugh, our spirit is still believe in handcraft. We made our whisky by a small, highly skilled team dedicated to creating the highest quality product. We only select the finest casks and slowly mature our precious spirit in our coastal warehouses until it is ready.