Glenugie distillery in the Highland whisky region was located in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire and was founded around 1834 alongside a brewery.

Scottish Highland Distillers Co. Ltd rebuilt it in 1875 but it was closed in 1925.

Seager Evans & Co. Ltd acquired and reopened it in 1937 and then Long John Internatioanl took over in 1970, but they became part of Whitbread in 1975 and finally closed the distillery for good in 1983, dismantling it later.


Distillery photo with kind permission by Teimei Horiuchi


More info here from Malt Madness



  Glenugie   General whisky characteristics: Aromatic, light toffee, vanilla, coconut  

D. Laing "Old Malt Cask" Glenugie, bottled 27.11.2008, 26y, 50% ABV

Typical cost of this bottle;

"Dram-atics" live review


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Rich gold

Nose: Immediately intense with aromatic butterscotch and creamy toffee,  then after a few minutes there's a development of coconut and light vanilla which add to the mix without taking anything else away. Some light malt in there too.

Palate: Very floral and quite peppery with a creamy mouth-feel.

With 4 drops of water: With a touch of coconut and a hint of liquorice the nose has changed to one of my favourite Liquorice Allsorts sweets which is a coconut tyre with a liquorice middle. After some minutes the vanilla returns. The palate is slightly richer toffee with slightly less coconut and vanilla, but these are still in there, albeit faintly.

Finish: Long with vanilla and coconut.

Overall Impression: Glenugie is, sorry was, one of my 'missing' distilleries and I've been waiting with great anticipation to try this sample. I wasn't disappointed as it's a very good light whisky from an obviously decent bourbon cask and it has a decent complexity too. A good Summer evening dram!











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