Malt Riot Scotch Whisky


Malt Riot tells the tale of the people of Glasgow who came together for what they believed in.

It’s the year 1725 and the Government attempt to impose a tax on Scotland’s malted barley. The Scots, foreseeing an increase in the cost of whisky, beer and other daily essentials rise up in opposition.

In Glasgow, malt stores are barricaded and the devilish excise men are chased from the city. The home of the local member of parliament, and former tax collector, is destroyed. In a bizarre twist of date, the MP is compensated for the damage and uses the money to purchase the Island of Islay and part of Jura. He encourages local farmers to seed surplus barley and thus igniting the legal production of Single Malt Scotch Whisky on the Islands and across the nation.

A light and smooth whisky with notes of sweet vanilla, toffee apples and dried spice with a long, warming finish. 

Mix over ice with ginger ale or use Malt Riot as the central ingredient in a refreshing whisky sour.

Inspired by the malt riots, first in Glasgow then across Scotland, Malt Riot Blended Malt Scotch Whisky VAT No.6 is a selection of handpicked single malts from across Scotland with Glasgow 1770 Single Malt at its heart. Mix, over ice, with ginger ale or use Malt Riot as the central ingredient to a refreshing whisky sour. 

50cl, 46%alc, Virgin American Oak Casks, Glasgow, Scotland

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Embracing the pioneering spirit of Scotland’s first licensed distillers, The Glasgow Distillery Company adopts its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. In 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded at Dundashill and remained active until consequent closure at the beginning of the 20th Century.

In 2014 The Glasgow Distillery Company re-opened becoming the first Single Malt Whisky Distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years. The Glasgow Distillery Company is re-establishing the metropolitan Scotch Malt Whisky tradition alongside the great whisky regions and bringing Glasgow Malt Whisky back to life!

Founders Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall, hope that the establishment of the first Glasgow Distillery heralds the start of a whole new age of distilling in Glasgow…