A young, no-age-statement bottling of Glen Grant is popular in Spain, France and Italy, where it is drunk in huge volumes, normally with cola. In the UK, the most frequently-seen official release is the 10 year-old. But this is a distillery with real heritage. Glen Grant was founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant, two former illegal distillers and smugglers who decided to take out a license.
In 1872, James Grant died and the distillery was passed down to his son, 'Major' James Grant. Legend surrounds this innovative character of the whisky world. He was the first man in the Highlands to own a motor car, and he certainly wasn't afraid to try new ideas. He built a second distillery across the road from Glen Grant, joined by a whisky pipe which transported the new make spirit. Glen Grant No. 2, as it was first known, was completed in 1897, but just five years later it was closed, reopening in 1965, under the name Caperdonich.
Glen Grant distillery is now controlled by the Campari group, and there are numerous bottlings by independent bottler Gordon & Macphail.Show more