Top ten limited edition Diamond Jubilee spirits

29th May, 2012 by Becky Paskin

Glen Grant 60YO Diamond JubileeGlen Grant’s £8,000, crystal-encrusted 60 year-old Scotch
Malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has unveiled a highly appropriate 60-year-old special edition of Glen Grant to mark this year’s Royal celebrations.
The Elgin-based and family-run company has released only 85 bottles of the whisky, which was distilled on 2 February 1952 – four days before the Queen acceded to the throne – and bottled on 2 February this year at cask strength, making it precisely 60 years old.
Glen Grant 60-year-old is bottled in a pyramid-shaped crystal decanter with a stopper in the form of a diamond, with each numbered decanter featuring expert engraving in-filled with silver plus an engraved crown with a Swarovski crystal.
The decanters also have a silver collar at the neck and are packaged in a box of Scottish elm, felled a short distance from the Queen’s official Scottish residence at Holyrood House.
“With whisky of this quality and rarity – each bottle comes with a certificate of authenticity – we expect considerable interest, not just in the UK, but from the international marketplace where recent export figures have shown we have an avid consumer following,” said Gordon & MacPhail joint managing director Michael Urqhart.
The whisky has a UK RRP of £8,000 per bottle, with international pricing varying depending on duty and import taxes, and the launch is supported by an online social media campaign and dedicated microsite and Facebook page.

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