Glen Grant 40 Year Old - Gordon & MacPhail Bottling
- Deep, rich and complex. Plenty of character for a whisky of such age
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- Whisky Glen Grant
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- Founded by two former illegal distillers and smugglers with the vision and ambition to establish what is today one of the most famous and most popular single malt whiskies in the world. In 1840, brothers John and James Grant decided to take out a license. With the sea and port of Garmouth nearby, the River Spey at its feet and barley-growing plains nearby, all the basic ingredients of malt whisky were close at hand. Best of all, this time the distillery was legal! By 1872, the founders of Glen Grant Distillery had died. Young James The Major Grant, born in 1847, had always taken a keen interest in the distillery and having inherited the business and the title Glengrant from his uncle John Grant, he was to prove himself a worthy successor. Stories about The Major abound. A legendary innovator, socialiser and traveller, he lived by his own rules and set his own standards. New ideas fascinated him and he wasnt afraid to explore them. He was the first man in the Highlands to own a car. Glen Grant was the first distillery to have electric light. And he introduced the tall slender stills and purifiers which created the fresh malty flavour and clear colour that defines Glen Grant whisky to this day. In 1931, Major Grant, the last Glengrant, died, survived by his three daughters and a distillery that had become one of the most famous in the world. Douglas MacKessack, his grandson, was to become his successor. In 1972, the Glenlivet and Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd amalgamated with the blending concerns of Hill, Thomson and Co.Ltd and Longmorn Distilleries Ltd to become The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. The original family interest in the distilleries was maintained, with two substantial outside shareholders: Courage Ltd, the brewing concern and Suntory Ltd, the Japanese distilling company. In 2006, Campari acquired Glen Grant, its only whisky, when Allied Domecq was acquired by Pernod Ricard. To this day, Glen Grant continues to be one of the biggest selling single malts worldwide.
This is a whisky for the most discerning malt connoisseur. With huge depth and complexity if offers notes of spice, rich sultanas, chewy oak and earthiness.
The length is deep an lingering. Very serious stuff!
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