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Glen Grant Will Only Release Seven Decanters Of Its 70 Year Old Whisky, Devotion

Glen Grant Devotion 70 Year Old

Glen Grant will release just seven decanters of its 70 Year Old single malt, Devotion, the oldest whisky released by the Speyside distillery to date. The Scotch was inspired by the late Queen Elizabeth II and is a nod to her 70 years on the throne.

The Glen Grant Devotion 70 Year Old was drawn from a single French oak butt, seasoned with oloroso Sherry, which was filled in 1953. Bottled at 55.5% ABV, it is said to offer aromas of barley sugar, ripe peach, and honey sweetness. The palate features dried fruits, raisins, dry spice, and a hint of oak.

“In the true spirit of The Glen Grant, we bring together the inspiring legacy of our story with the personal devotion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to realise this exquisite masterpiece,” said said master distiller Dennis Malcolm. “To be devoted, is to show unwavering loyalty and love to something you care for deeply, which sits at the heart of our whisky-making philosophy, as well as shining through with our creative collaborators. This is a lifetime of character and legacy captured in a magnificent creation, like nothing we have ever seen.”

Each of the seven decanters was designed to celebrate a single decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Decanter Number One is engraved with ‘The Queen Elizabeth Rose’ and will be auctioned via Sotheby’s and is expected to fetch between £70,000 and £110,000 ($89,000 and $140,000 USD). The auction will run from September 11 through September 12, with all proceeds to be donated to the Royal Scottish Forestry Society.

“This whisky embodies so much of what is important in whisky collecting: quality, rarity, age and most of all provenance as the oldest whisky ever to be released directly from The Glen Grant distillery itself,” commented Jonny Fowle, global head of spirits at Sotheby’s. “This whisky displays a fantastically deep, dark colour after seven decades of oak maturation, which contrasts beautifully with John Galvin’s opulent light wood structure making it the perfect centrepiece for the world’s most impressive whisky collection.”

The remaining bottles of the Glen Grant 70 Year Old will be available to purchase in the US and Asia beginning October 2023, with the price will be available upon request. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

In March, Glen Grant unveiled its new 21-Year-Old single malt. Now the oldest expression in brand’s permanent collection, the expression signaled the start of a new era of exploration for the 180-year-old distillery.