Glen Grant 18 Year Old wins multiple accolades by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018, including top honor, Scotch Whisky of the Year, for the second year in a row
Glen Grant 10 Year Old wins Best Single Malt Scotch (10 Years and Younger) for the 6th year in a row
SAN FRANCSICO (October 16, 2017) – Glen Grant’s new range of aged single malt Scotch Whiskies once again took home top honors in Jim Murray’s latest edition of his hotly anticipated Whisky Bible.
Glen Grant 18 Year Old, the rarest variant in the range, was named “Scotch Whisky of the Year” by influential whisky writer Jim Murray, taking home the top prize in the category for a second year in a row. The Speyside malt again took its place as one of the top three whiskies in the world, even as Jim tasted through more than a thousand new entrants for the latest edition of his influential guidebook. He says: “Once more Scotland owes a debt of honor to the celebrated Glen Grant distillery which again displayed Speyside whisky in its most sparkling light.”
Glen Grant 18 Year Old also won “Single Malt of the Year” and “Best Single Malt 16-21 Years.” Other expressions in the range to take home top honors in the latest Whisky Bible include Glen Grant’s most awarded expression, the 10 Year Old, which for the sixth consecutive year won the coveted Single Malt of the Year 10 Years and Under (Multiple Casks) category.
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.
Founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant in Rothes, in Speyside, Scotland, Glen Grant boasts a remarkable, double distillation process, which sets its award-winning Single Malts apart from the competition. Created using tall, slender stills and distinctive purifiers, introduced 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: “We were beyond humbled last year to be named ‘Scotch Whisky of the Year’. With all of the amazing whiskies that come from our wee corner of the world, winning this award twice in a row is nothing short of astonishing. We take so much pride in creating our unique golden liquid, and we’re happy to see that the consistent quality these beautiful products continues to be recognized by industry legends like Jim Murray.
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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 holds a range of prestigious industry awards, and is world renowned for its consistent quality across its aged variants.
The elegant and seductively smooth taste for which Glen Grant is famous, is the result of the innovative tall slender stills and revolutionary purifiers that James ‘The Major’ Grant, son of founder James Grant, was one of the first to introduce over a century ago. Still used to this day, this lasting legacy continues to distinguish the brand.
Today, Dennis Malcolm, the multi-award winning 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
The complete Glen Grant range includes the refined The Major’s Reserve, 5 Year Old, 10 Year Old, 12 Year Old, 12 Year Old Non Chill-Filtered, 18 Year Old and a selection of limited edition bottles; each with their own distinct flavor and aroma that perfectly captures the spirit of Glen Grant’s heartland.
Glen Grant became part of the Gruppo Campari portfolio in 2006. The ABV of each Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky differs between each expression and consumers are encouraged to always drink responsibly.
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