Glen Grant is as a Speyside distillery with real heritage -producing one of the first single malts to be bottled as such, thanks to a decades-long symbiotic relationship with local whisky bottler Gordon & MacPhail, who have been bottling Glen Grant since at least the 1930s.
This relationship continues to this day, with the Elgin-based independent bottler releasing a seemingly endless supply of malts that continue to confirm that Glen Grant is one of only a handful of Speyside distilleries (the others including Macallan, Mortlach and Glenfarclas) producing a spirit that is capable of withstanding up to and over half a century of ageing in sherry casks.
Glen Grant was also the first distillery to bottle their own malt themselves, the first to install electric lighting (in 1861)and was the only Scottish distillery named after its owners, the Grant family (the distillery is now controlled by the Campari group).
Glen Grant merged with Glenlivet in the 1950s and the new company joined with Longmorn-Glenlivet in the 1970s, before bought by Seagram and ending up with Pernod Ricard after their joint takeover of Seagram with Diageo in 2001. Campari bought the distillery in 2006 and, after revamping the standard lines, are now experimenting with some older official bottlings, the first of which was a single cask 15yo. Independent bottlings are widely available.
With a bright, golden colour and pleasant aromas of orchard fruit, almond and citrus, this exceptional whisky delights the palate with exquisite and delicate notes of apple pie crust and caramel, and finishes with lingering fruit and subtle hints of spice.
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Name Glen Grant 12yo Country Scotland Region Speyside Age 12 years ABV% 43% Size 700ml Dietary Information No