Glenglassaugh Distillery

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On the banks of Glassaugh burn, at the east end of the beautiful Sandend Bay, James Moir founded Glenglassaugh distillery in 1875.

He ran the distillery with his two nephews until 1892, when Glenglassaugh was purchased by Highland Distillers. After being completely re-build in 1960, the distillery continued to produce whisky until 1986 when it was mothballed.

The distillery sat silent for over 20 years until it was purchased by a group of investors and started production again in December 2008. In 2013, the BenRiach Distillery Company took over Glenglassaugh distillery with the intention to bring this iconic distillery fully back to life by giving it the investment, commitment and care it deserves.

Glenglassaugh is produced using the highest quality of Scottish barley and traditional distilling methods, our key focus being on quality. While many distilleries have become highly automated, here at Glenglassaugh our spirit is still handcrafted by a small, highly skilled team dedicated to creating the highest quality product. Only the finest casks are selected to slowly mature our precious spirit in our coastal warehouses until it is ready to be savoured. 


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 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.  Price: £5 Per Person

Behind The Scenes Tour - Go behind the scenes where you will gain an insight into how Glenglassaugh was brought back to life and see the traditional warehouses alongside some of the most spectacular scenery in the whisky industry. The tour ends with a tasting of a selection of our outstanding single malts. Price: £35 Per Person, booking essential.

Visiting Glenglassaugh

In our visitor centre you can browse around our carefully chosen selection of Glenglassaugh branded goods and you can bottle your own whisky from an octave cask.

We look forward to welcoming you to Glenglassaugh distillery.

  • Opening Times

    Visitor Centre

    Mon-Sun: 10am-4.30pm

    Mon-Fri: 10am-4.30pm

    Revival Tours

    Mon–Sun: "Revival" tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

    Mon–Fri: "Revival" tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm 


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