Glenglassaugh Massandra Connection Collection

Glenglassaugh Massandra Connection Collection

$11,000 AUD


This is a unique collection of 5 bottles of fine Glenglassaugh single malt whisky matured in a small quantity of casks which the Glenglassaugh Distillery exclusively purchased from the Massandra winery in the Crimea. These casks had previously been used for maturing the very best wines from Massandra, which is the oldest winery in the Crimea, having been built between 1894 and 1897, near Yalta. Due to its location, the winery benefits from a subtropical climate and the protective shield of mountain chains, conditions which are perfect for the production of high quality fortified and dessert wines.

Some of these whiskies have enjoyed a period of additional maturation, or finishing, in the various different casks from Massandra, with these wine casks dramatically evolving the flavour and style of the maturing whisky.

This is the first Massandra Connection collection bottled in July 2012 and comprising 5 different bottles of between 33 and 45 years old. Full descriptions of each of these five expressions can be found under the individual bottle entries.

The Massandra Connection series is available as a complete collection. We have all of bottles number 25 and bottles number 26 in the form of the five bottle collection. The price for that is $11,000 thus giving a substantial discount on the individual bottle price. And we believe these may be the only complete collections of the 2012 releases available anywhere.


This product is located in Australia.


Glenglassaugh Distillery

Glenglassaugh Distillery is about 20 minutes’ drive from the solid country town of Banff. The distillery is on a bluff above a beach of sand and rock and overlooks the small fishing village of Sandend. It is a tranquil place, yet only a few hundred metres from the busy coastal road.

The distillery was built between 1873 and 1875, at a cost of £10,000 by Col. James Moir of the Glenglassaugh Distillery Company, with H. Mathieson as the first manager. Col. Moir ran the distillery with his two nephews until 1892, when it was purchased by Highland Distillers Company Limited. It suffered periods of lengthy closure from 1907 to 1931, and from 1936 to 1959, after which it was completely rebuilt in 1960. Thereafter, 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. In 2016 Brown-Forman acquired the Glenglassaugh Distillery alongside The GlenDronach and BenRiach distilleries.

There is a very good profile written by Ian Buxton in “Glenglassaugh: a Distillery Reborn” which appeared in 2010.