The Glen Grant distillery is named after its two founders, James and John Grant who built the distillery in Rothes in 1840. After their death, the son of James, Major James Grant took over the business, and built another distillery across the road naming it “Glen Grant II” (today known as Caperdonich). The Major always aimed at producing a first rate malt, and so designed the distilleries especially tall, slender stills and purifiers himself. He reputedly enjoyed leading guests through his exotic gardens to a nearby falls where, taken from his secret whisky safe, he’d offer drams of Glen Grant accompanied by spring water drawn from the same Speyside burn that still feeds the distillery today. When the Major died, his grand son, Major Douglas Mackessack took over the distillery, continuing its success. Glen Grant makes one of the most surprising whiskies in the world. Single malt that’s clear in colour with a distinctively crisp, fresh taste that has made it one of the world’s favorite. Above all, Glen Grant is about pure enjoyment. No poetics. No pretensions. Just authentic, smooth-tasting, single malt whisky that’s ready to be enjoyed, right now. Clearly unconventional. Definitely authentic. It’s what Glen Grant is all about.
Pale straw in colour. Moderate bouquet yields semi sweet, mildly fruity scents (nashi pear) followed by hints of dried grass. Light to medium bodied with subtle flavours of biscuity malt, vanilla and spice. Finishes dry and clean with a touch of fruitiness offering freshness.