– Glen Grant (10 Year Old) wins two of the highest accolades by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2016, including Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks)
– Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm is honored with the IWSC 2015 Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry Award
– Master Distiller Dennis Malcom receives Whisky Advocate’s 22nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
SAN FRANCISCO (December 16, 2015) – Glen Grant is celebrating tremendous success after receiving not one, but four of the whisky industry’s most prestigious awards, recognized for both its high-quality whisky and its hard work and dedication to the industry.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Glen Grant 10 Year Old Single Malt whisky has won the coveted Single Malt of the Year 10 Years and Under (Multiple Casks) category, in the 13th edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, which launched in November 2015. Building on this success, this year also saw the Glen Grant 10 Year Old taking home the guide’s top honor for single malts by winning overall Single Malt of the Year (Multiple Casks).
On top of this achievement, Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant’s Master Distiller with more than 50 years of experience was recently recognized for his exceptional life’s work at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015, where he received the Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry Award. Just days later, Dennis was named the recipient of Whisky Advocate’s 22nd Annual Lifetime achievement award.
Dennis began his career in 1961 and is one of the longest serving Master Distillers in the Scotch Whisky industry. Born in the grounds of the distillery in 1946, these highly-respected accolades pay homage to Dennis’ longstanding passion and dedication for the brand, as well as his unmatched Scotch whisky experience and outstanding contributions to the industry which has led to praise from many professionals, including that of Jim Murray.
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the world’s biggest-selling and most influential annual whisky guide. Industry renowned, the compact guide contains roughly 4,500 detailed, professionally analyzed and easy to understand tasting notes on the world’s leading and lesser-known whiskies. Each whisky is tasted by Murray himself and graded with an overall score out of 100. This year Murray awarded the Glen Grant 10 Year Old a “Liquid Gold” score of 96 out of 100.
Founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant in Rothes, in Speyside, Scotland, Glen Grant boasts a remarkable, unique double distillation process which sets its award-winning 10 Year Old Single Malt apart from the competition. Created using tall, slender stills and distinctive purifiers, invented over a century ago by the ingenious James ‘The Major’ Grant and still used to this day, it captures only the finest vapors, producing the refined and seductively smooth taste for which Glen Grant is renowned.
Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant’s Master Distiller, commented: “I am honored to receive the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry Award and so humbled to receive Whisky Advocate’s Lifetime Achievement Award. I live and breathe the whisky industry every day and to be recognized for my work is something for which I am extremely grateful.” He added, “To receive the Jim Murray accolade for the fourth year running is a huge achievement for Glen Grant, however to receive the award for Single Malt Scotch of the Year (multiple casks) is an affirmation of the love, passion and care that goes into producing our distinctively smooth, golden liquid. We’re very proud of our journey to success to date and look forward to an exciting future!”
Tasting Notes: Glen Grant 10 Year Old
The Glen Grant 10 Year Old Single Malt brings an added intensity to the familiar orchard fruits. Rich in color, its taste lingers in the mouth with a soft, almond finish. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015 states that the 10 year old is the best bottle they have ever tasted from Glen Grant. For the last four years, the Jim Murray Whisky Bible awarded the Glen Grant 10 year expression as the winner of the “Best Single Malt Scotch: 10 Years and Under” category. In 2016, the Jim Murray Whisky Bible crowned the Glen Grant 10 Year Old as the Single Malt of The Year (multiple casks).
- Color: Bright gold
- Aroma: Sweet pastry, pear drops and hints of vanilla
- Taste: Orchard fruits and rich malt notes
- Finish: Long and complex
- Style: Elegant, refined and complex
About Glen Grant:
Glen Grant’s story began in 1840, in Rothes, Speyside – Scotland’s premier region for whisky production; by brothers John and James Grant. Still produced in Rothes today, Glen Grant is currently the world’s number 5 selling Single Malt Whisky and holds a range of prestigious industry awards, including being awarded Jim Murray’s Best Single Malt Scotch: 10 Years and Under for four years in a row.
The unique and seductively smooth taste for which Glen Grant is renowned, is the result of the innovative tall slender stills and special purifiers that James ‘The Major’ Grant, son of founder James Grant, invented over a century ago. Still used to this day, this lasting legacy continues to distinguish the brand.
Today, Dennis Malcolm, the Glen Grant master distiller, directs and presides over the amber liquid. Born in the grounds of Glen Grant in 1946, he has worked for Glen Grant for over five decades, with an uncommon passion and unrivalled knowledge of the industry. Dennis’ unmatched Scotch whisky experience ensures that every expression in the Glen Grant range makes the absolute best of the complex alchemy of spirit, wood and time.