Glen Grant 1964 – Sherrywood
75cl x 46% Volume
Speyside single cask, single malt
Distilled 1964 – Casks #23-30
Oily nose with hints of burnt orange, allspice, nutmeg, clove and treacle toffee. A mature, delicate dram with considerable complexity. Distillery characteristics of hazlenut dryness has well survived the hefty oak and sherry. Good weight with a chocolate rich depth.
Established in 1840 the Glen Grant distillery is located at the northern end of the Rothes village, sitting across the street from the Caperdonich Distillery. It is the oldest distillery in Rothes (for 30 years it was the only one). Glen Grant is highly revered and one of the best selling Single Malts worldwide, most notably in Italy. The water sourced for Glen Grant and Caperdonich is shared. One acclaims the Glen Grant burn – the other acclaims the Caperdonich burn. The Glen Grant distillery operates traditional coal fired stills (4 wash stills and 4 spirit stills) and following acquisition in 1977, the stills were increased to 10. Originally the distillery had floor maltings, although drum maltings were installed. Glen Grant uses ex-bourbon and sherry casks for maturation. It is smokier than the lighter Caperdonich and is noted for a clean distinctive taste, pale gold colour and characteristic fruity finish. Spirited, fresh and light with a crisp quality.