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.

  • Production type
    Blended malt

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.

Timeline

  • 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

Owner

Contact

Address
Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd
Russell House
Dunnet Way
Broxburn
EH52 5BU
United Kingdom
Website
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Phone
+44 1506 852205
Email
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Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public

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See also

  • Glengoyne Glengoyne Glengoyne Distillery & brand

    Glengoyne

    Dumgoyne distillery and visitors centre.

  • Tamdhu Tamdhu Tamdhu Distillery & brand

    Tamdhu

    Speyside filler and single malt brand.

  • Hedges and Butler Limited Hedges and Butler Limited Hedges and Butler Limited Blender

    Hedges and Butler Limited

    A historic name in the world of Scotch whisky, now owned by Ian MacLeod Distillers.

  • Lang Brothers Lang Brothers Lang Brothers Distiller & blender

    Lang Brothers

    Former Glasgow-based blender and distiller, whose brand name is now owned by Ian Macleod Distillers.

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