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Glen Tress Profile
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Tress was a vatted ‘pure’ malt bottled at eight and 12 years of age during the 1980s by blender and bottler Ian Macleod & Co., and primarily for Taiwan. The distillery source of Glen Tress’s contents are a mystery – one even its bottler cannot solve.
The brand is named after a forest area in the Scottish Borders near Peebles.
Glen Tress History
While Ian MacLeod can trace its brokerage roots back to 1933, Glen Tress was not introduced as a brand until the 1980s, during a period of oversupply for the Scotch industry.
Glen Truss did not remain in circulation for long, though examples are do appear at auction from time-to-time.
- 1933 Ian Macleod & Co Ltd is established
- 1936 Whisky broker Peter J Russell & Co Ltd acquires Ian Macleod & Co Ltd.
- 1980s Glen Tress appears as 8- and 12-year-old bottlings
- 2003 The company changes its name to Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd