Scotland-based Glasgow Distillery has expanded its portfolio with the addition of a 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Peated Release No 1.

The new expression has been produced using the finest barley with aromatic heather-rich peat from the Scottish Highlands.

Using water of Loch Katrine, the 1770 Peated expression has been hand-crafted in the distillery’s two unique copper pot stills, Tara and Mhairi, named after the relatives of the distillery founders.

Glasgow Distillery further added that the new release was aged in ex-sherry casks and finished in virgin oak to create a sophisticated smoky single malt that offers hints of flamed orange zest and rich caramel toffee with various dark earthy fruits.

The finish is long and smooth, offering notes of macadamia and spice.

Customers can pre-order 1770 Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Peated Release No 1 for £49, which will be shipped by the company next month.

In a statement, Glasgow Distillery said: “Our inaugural smoky whisky will sit alongside the Original 1770 and will soon be joined by the arrival of the Triple Distilled release in early 2020. Together, these three expressions will collectively form the 1770 Signature Range.”

The new expression will be added to the existing portfolio of Original 1770 and will be later joined by a Triple Distilled whisky variant that will be released by the company next year.

Earlier this month, Glasgow Distillery boosted its production capacity with the addition of two new whisky stills at its facility in Hillington.

With the addition of two new stills, the company expanded its annual production capacity by nearly 440,000l, which is the equivalent of one million bottles of single malt scotch whisky.