In Airport when I am looking to purchase my whisky, I do come across this brand GlenGrant and little did I know is actually an Award-winning whisky. Only recently I was invited for this media launch tasting and fell in love with their range. In this launch, the highlight would be the new 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old premium expressions.
The media launch too place at The Social.
The latest premium offerings are set to be Glen Grant’s finest yet and will join the existing range, which now in full includes The Major’s Reserve, 10 Year Old, 12 Year Old, 18 Year Old and a selection of limited edition bottles; each based on more than 175 years of passion and craftsmanship. The new 12 Year Old and 18 Year Old expressions each add their own exceptional and unique flavour and aroma to the current Glen Grant range, opening the door to a whole new whisky-drinking experience.
The 18 Year Old – The rarest in the collection is the new Glen Grant 18 Year Old. This unrivalled single malt Scotch whisky matures for at least 18 years in the highest quality, handpicked oak casts, which creates a radiant golden colour and seductive floral and oaky aroma. Deeply layered and complex, this rich and vibrant whisky delivers beautifully intricate flavours of malted caramel, vanilla, and raisins and lingers with a long, sweet and pleasantly spicy finish.
The 12 Year Old – Glen Grant 12 Year Old is a remarkable single malt Scotch whisky. With a bright, golden colour and pleasant aromas of orchard fruit, almond and citrus, this exceptional whisky delights the palate with exquisite and delicate notes of apple pie crust and caramel, finishing with lingering fruit and subtle hints of spice. The 12 Year Old was recently awarded the IWSC GOLD 2016, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Speyside, 12-13 Years Old.
The 10 Year Old – Golden in colour, the 10 Year Old lingers in the mouth with a soft almond finish. For the last four years, the 10 Year Old has won the “Best Single Malt Scotch: 10 Years and Under” category award in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. In addition to this, in 2015 the 10 Year Old also took home the guide’s top honour for single malts by winning overall Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks).
Pleasure to meet Dennis Malcolm whom is the Master Distiller over 50 years.
All the 4 bottles do have their own distinctive taste which is quite prominence in taste difference. . My personal pick for GlenGrant would be 10 years as there is a reason for it to won medals. Indeed one of the easiest drinking whisky that can be drank anytime any where. If you love something slightly more oaky and slightly more spicy then 12 years old would be an ideal purchase. 12 years old is indeed a good bottle for any food and conversation starter.