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Glen Grant Whisky

One of the best selling Speyside single malts, Glen Grant appeals with its gentle easy-drinking in youth, but shows fascinating depth when given age and/or sherry casks. A very light, creamy body holds orchard fruit, apples and pears, sweetened pear drops and a citrus touch. Violets and florals along with a grassy quality follow. Oak, autumn leaves and spices arrive with extra maturity.

 

Founded

1839

Owner

Campari

Production Status

Operational

Capacity

6,200,000

 

Set in the town of Rothes in Speyside, Glen Grant is apparently the second highest selling malt whisky worldwide, and was one of the first whiskies to be marketed as a single malt. The founding brothers, John and James Grant, were well respected in the area, although John may have 'dabbled' in illicit distilling before establishing Glen Grant. James on the other hand was a pillar of the community becoming Lord Provost of Elgin and, during the establishment of the distillery, personally paying for significant expansion of the railway lines.

 

James's son, also named John but commonly referred to as 'The Major' in respect to his army rank, served in Africa and India before returning as an engineer to run the distillery from 1872. The Major was indeed a character, keen on hunting and new technologies; he established the first electrical lighting in the area which ran off the distillery's turbines, and may well have been the first person in the highlands to own a motor car. His input can be seen today at the distillery, not only in the design of the stills and unique purifiers at Glen Grant, but also in the plantlife at the gardens of the distillery. The flagship bottling from the distillery is named the 'Major's Reserve' in dedication to his life and contribution to Glen Grant.

 

It is these gardens at the distillery's estate that may well make it the most picturesque location in the whisky industry. Alongside tours and tastings at the distillery, visitors can wander through the beautifully sculpted landscapes in the acres behind Glen Grant, seeing the fruits of the Major's green thumb, and relax with a dram in a truly spectacular piece of Scottish countryside.

 

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This refill sherry hogshead of Glen Grant was filled with spirit on Monday 8th March 1965, it then lay maturing for 54 years until 2019. Glen Grant whisky from this particular era can be pretty legend...
Refill Sherry
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Glen Grant
£4,950.00
Berry Brothers & Rudd have selected cask #8240 from Glen Grant distillery, filled in 1972, to form part of their Exceptional Casks series. The cask matured this wonderful single malt for 46 years befo...
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Very few releases are ever as jaw dropping as a 70 year old whisky. This Glen Grant was distilled on Friday 11th June 1948 and was matured for seven long decades until 19th October 2018 when it was bo...
First Fill Sherry
IN STOCK
Glen Grant
£17,500.00
This light spirit benefits from at least 18 years of maturation in hand selected casks, giving the fruity and nutty malt extra layers of caramel, raisins and oaky vanilla, with baking spices. A marvel...
IN STOCK
Glen Grant
£121.95
A truly stunning release from Gordon & Macphail commemorating Mr George Urquhart in what would have been his centenary year. This spirit, from his favourite distillery Glen Grant, was matched to a...
First Fill Sherry
Glen Grant
£4,995.00
This bottling, exclusive to Royal Mile Whiskies, comes from a rather leaky ex-Bourbon cask. We might have expected an outturn of 200 or so bottles, but sadly only 120 were yielded from cask #60454. Th...
RMW Exclusive
Bourbon
The Chivas Cask Strength editions are bottlings that are only available at the distillery. This is a unique chance to gran this 14 year old Glen Grant that was distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2004. A...
Gordon and MacPhail's cask strength range are some of the best value for money orders around. This particular Glen Grant has been matured in 1st fill sherry hogsheads and bottled at a hefty 56.7% ABV.
Sherry
A fresh, light and brilliant value for money whisky from Gordon and MacPhail. If you're a fan of fruity Speyside whiskies then we'd heartily recommend this, or any, Glen Grant from these guys.
Glen Grant
£44.95
Glen Grant is a distillery not so well known here in the UK, its major fan base is in Italy but it is a terrific Speyside dram. Full of bright fresh fruit and tropical notes.
Glen Grant
£172.95
Glen Grant was established in 1840, and has been one of the more successful single malts since then. The 10 year old has fruity notes, nutty notes is light to drink, while still being complex.
Glen Grant
£33.50

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