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Glen Grant Adds Oldest Whisky Yet To Permanent Collection, The 21-Year-Old

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Glen Grant has unveiled its new 21-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky. Now the oldest expression in the permanent collection, the new expression signals the start of a new era of exploration for the 180-year-old distillery.

The creation of The Glen Grant 21-Year-Old represents a definitive moment in the evolution of The Glen Grant and marks a new chapter in its story. Sitting at the gateway to the prestige expressions of The Glen Grant portfolio, this 21-Year-Old joins the 10-, 12-, 15- and 18-Year-Old family of single malt whiskies and sets the tone for a range of innovative new releases set to be unveiled from 2023 onwards.

For Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE, this also marks a proud achievement in his more than 60-year tenure. In hand-selecting a combination of oloroso sherry butts, hogshead, and ex-Bourbon barrels from Warehouse Number 4, the oldest traditional stone dunnage warehouse at the distillery, Dennis has married together the spirit to create the captivating flavors which bring to life an intensity of fruity character.

“This 21-Year-Old whisky marks a highly significant moment in time for The Glen Grant and one which will pave the way for a new era,” commented Malcolm. “This is an exciting development and one which I know will take us forward into the future with pride and passion. Each one of our whiskies tells its own story and reveals its very own flavor journey defined by a captivating character, with unfolding layers and surprising complexity. I’m proud and thrilled to be able to share this wonderful whisky with the world and continue our commitment to consistent quality which I believe truly sets us apart.”

Bottled at 46%, this 21-Year-Old is married in small batches to preserve the integrity of the refined flavors and to ensure absolute quality. All of this is done on site at the Rothes-based distillery, reinforcing the singular ethos of The Glen Grant.

The resulting character offers a tropical flair, beginning with aromas of sweet ripe peaches, toffee, and raisins, which leads to an explosion of rich tropical fruits, including coconut and creamy butter notes to taste. A soft welcoming mouthfeel alludes to a long finish of caramelized crème brûlée.

The Glen Grant 21 Years Old is available as of March 2023 across key global markets, including the USA, UK, and Asia for the price of $360 per bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.