Glen Grant 1957 1st Fill Sherry Butt No 3485 by Gordon and MacPhail

$2,200 AUD

40% 70 cl

Distilled 10/10/1957 bottled 26/4/2011 as cask number 3485 at a stunning 53 years of age.

Tasting notes

AROMA WITHOUT WATER: Sweet Sherry and peppery – dusted fruit tones with burnt sugar aromas. Slightly oily, resinous elements are also present.

TASTE WITHOUT WATER: Sweet with fresh fruit flavours and a subtle hint of Sherry. Traces of white pepper and other spices with a drying, toasted oak flavour.

AROMA WITH WATER: Sherry wood, floral, dry grass, and pollen aromas. A little smokiness present.

TASTE WITH WATER: Sherry wood with herbal and green leafy flavours. Charred oak tones also present. 

This product is located in the United Kingdom.

 

Distillery

Glen Grant Distillery

One of the classic names in malt whisky distilling, Glen Grant has a long history of being bottled as a single malt, even as young as only 5 years old (particularly for the Italian market). However, it is the older maturities, often from sherry casks and mainly bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, which attract the attention of serious imbibers and rare whisky collectors/investors alike.

Glen Grant was the first distillery, built in 1840, in the whisky town of Rothes. By the time of Barnard’s visit 45 years later it was already a substantial operation. Established by the brothers John and James Grant, the distillery remained the property of the Grant family until the company merged in 1952 with an equally illustrious enterprise, George and J G Smith of Glenlivet fame. Together, they formed The Glenlivet and Glen Grant Distilleries Limited, only to merge in 1970 with Hill, Thomson to form The Glenlivet Distillers Limited, the entire enterprise becoming part of the Seagram empire in 1977. When Pernod_Ricard picked over the Seagram Scotch whisky assets, which they acquired in 2001, they eventually decided that Glen Grant was surplus to requirements and so the distillery and the brand were acquired in 2006 by Gruppo Campari, which helped to underscore Glen Grant’s long association with Italy, particularly as a young single malt.