Glen Grant expands core collection
Campari-owned The Glen Grant has added a 21-year-old single malt Scotch whisky to its portfolio – the oldest expression in its permanent collection.
The Glen Grant 21 Year Old joins the 10-, 12-, 15- and 18-year-old bottlings in the distillery’s core portfolio.
Master distiller Dennis Malcom OBE said, “This 21-year-old whisky marks a highly significant moment in time for The Glen Grant, and one which will pave the way for a new era.
“This is an exciting development and one which I know will take us forward into the future with pride and passion.
“Each one of our whiskies tells its own story and reveals its very own flavour journey defined by a captivating character, with unfolding layers and surprising complexity”.
The Glen Grant 21 Year Old is said to capture the aromas and flavours of the tropical fruits and plants that James ‘The Major’ Grant, son of founder James Grant, discovered and brought back from his travels more than a century ago.
Malcom hand selected the ‘perfect combination’ of oloroso Sherry butts, hogshead and ex-Bourbon barrels to age the whisky, before marrying it in small batches on site at the distillery in Speyside to preserve the integrity of the refined flavours, and to ensure absolute quality.
As a result, the whisky boasts a ‘tropical flair’, beginning with aromas of sweet ripe peaches, toffee, and raisins which leads to an explosion of rich tropical fruits, including coconut, and a creamy butter note to taste.
Caramelised crème brulée can be detected on the finish.
The whisky is bottled at 46% ABV, is natural in colour and non-chill-filtered.
The Glen Grant 21 Year Old is the first in a range of innovative new releases set to be unveiled by the brand from 2023 onwards.
A limited number of The Glen Grant 21 Year Old bottles are now available to purchase for RRP of £275 (US$337), available at milroys.co.uk and thewhiskyexchange.com.
Last year, the final 50 bottles of a 72-year-old Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky from Gordon & MacPhail went on sale for £50,000 (US$61,306) each.