Glen Grant teams up with Rolls RoyceBy Melita Kiely
Speyside whisky The Glen Grant hosted an exclusive event at the new Rolls Royce showroom in Mayfair, London, to mark the launch of its 60-year-old Scotch.
The Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm Anniversary Edition Aged 60 Years was created to celebrate the master distiller’s 60 years in the whisky trade.
The Glen Grant master distiller was in attendance to host a tasting of the rare liquid, joined by Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Campari Group, which owns the Speyside distillery.
The whisky was drawn from an oloroso Sherry cask, filled on 24 October 1960. It is the distillery’s oldest bottling in its 181-year history.
Bottle number 88 of brand’s oldest single malt to date fetched CNY380,000 (US$58,922) at an auction in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.
Malcolm said: “It’s been such a joy to spend my life working in an industry and with a craft that I’m so passionate about.
“Much like our UK launch partner, Rolls Royce, The Glen Grant has always been about consistent dedication to craftsmanship and quality, and this comes across in the high standard of what we produce.
“This quality cannot be maintained without the right people, looking after the brand and ensuring that care and attention go into every bottle. This evening was a night to celebrate all of the people who have made The Glen Grant the brand that it is today.”
The Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition is available to buy globally from October, with the exception of select markets in Asia, where it will launch in November 2021. Only 360 decanters are available, priced at €25,000 (US$29,500) each.