|By Whisky Live Staff||16-03-2017|
Glen Grant’s new range of aged single malt Scotch whiskies continues to turn heads as it takes home some of the whisky industry’s most prestigious awards. Launched only a few months ago, each expression has now been awarded with a major industry accolade.
Glen Grant 18 Year Old, the rarest variant in the range, was just named “Scotch Whisky of the Year” by influential whisky writer Jim Murray in the 2017 edition of his famous Whisky Bible. It finished a very close second to overall “Whisky of the Year” and is the first Scotch to make Jim’s top three since 2014. The Speyside malt blew away Jim as he tested 1,241 new samples for the latest edition of his influential guidebook. He says: “It’s the best new offering from the motherland in a few years; a sensational return to form.”
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 fifth 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 analysed 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.
Not to be outdone by the 10 and 18 Year Old variants, Glen Grant 12 Year Old recently won a Gold Medal at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition. The competition is one of the most respected tasting competitions in the world and recognizes and awards only the very best products in wine and spirits industry.
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 are humbled by all of the incredible awards our new whiskies are receiving. To be named “Scotch Whisky of the Year” is the stuff dreams of whisky makers like myself are made of. There’s a lot of love, passion, and perhaps a wee bit of magic that goes into creating our unique golden liquid, and we’re so proud to see that the consistent quality these beautiful products is being recognized the world over by such respected industry leaders.”