THE revitalised Glenglassaugh Distillery, at Sandend, has launched Revival - its first new single malt Scotch whisky in more than two decades.
The 19th century distillery was mothballed in 1986, and had lain silent until it was refurbished and reopened by a group of private investors in 2008.
Revival is the first bottling of a planned range of new Glenglassaugh single malt Scotch whiskies, and it enters the market at a time when the Scotch whisky industry boosted the value of its exports last year to a record £4.2bn.
Managing director, Stuart Nickerson, who with the help of a small, dedicated local team has brought Glenglassaugh back to life, said: "As the first entirely new whisky produced at Glenglassaugh for nearly a quarter-of-a-century, we're very proud of the quality of this whisky.
"We believe that the quality is comparable to our award-winning older whisky range which were distilled in the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, and it will become highly sought after by malt whisky enthusiasts everywhere."