-Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whiskey presents The Visionary, the oldest Single Malt in the Distillers One of One auction

This 68 Year Old Single Malt celebrates the travels of the distillery’s ancestor, James “The Major” Grant, with all proceeds going to Distillers’ Charity.

ROTHES, Scotland, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, located in the heart of Speyside, today presents The Visionary, a unique release created exclusively for the Distillers One of One auction on October 5, 2023.

The Visionary by The Glen Grant is a truly rare and remarkable creation that represents the only release of this unique single cask 68 year old whiskey. Presented within a lavish Victorian-influenced design that reflects a crucial era in Glen Grant’s history, this single malt whiskey is among one of the oldest whiskeys ever released by the distillery.

The captivating stories of James ‘The Major’ Grant’s worldly travels serve as inspiration for every whiskey grown and preserved at The Glen Grant distillery. Driven by passion and curiosity, ‘The Major’s explorations to distant lands defined the formative era of this single malt, as he collected and preserved an exquisite variety of exotic plants and flowers which he brought to the distillery’s greenhouses in his beloved 27-acre Garden of Splendors.

Paying tribute to this relentless passion and honoring a definitive legacy, The Glen Grant The Visionary 68-Years-Old captures the true spirit of ‘The Major’s’ adventures, his vision and his commitment to nature and conservation.

Inspired by the same vessels in which ‘The Major’ brought his discoveries, the innovative hand-blown battuto-cut magnum decanter, another first for The Glen Grant, draws inspiration from rich Victoriana, including ornate plant stands and eccentric flasks. conservation. The sculptural 1.6-liter decanter suspends liquor within the glass structure as if it were an unusual plant or flower. Housed within a period-inspired presentation case, similar to the traditional Victorian travel trunk that ‘The Major’ himself would have carried on his adventures around the world.

A malachite gemstone stopper and base reflect the influence of copper, celebrating our higher neck copper stills that capture a finer, smoother spirit that is packed with orchard fruit to create our signature defined aromatic and evocative character. by delicate fruity, floral aromas and nutty notes.

Matured in a single sherry cask number 835 and filled in 1955, this rare whiskey captures the golden hues of autumn, reflecting the leaves of the Gardens of Splendours. At 68 years old, the aroma begins with soft ripe fruits from the orchard and blends perfectly with buttery and caramel notes, with a delicate smoky touch. On the flavour, there is a good balance of fruity vanilla with sweet sherry and the finish is rich and robust, creating a long, lasting mouthfeel defined by sweet nuts, a touch of spice and gentle smokiness.

All proceeds from the Distillers One of One auction will be donated to The Distillers’ Charity, which is transforming the life chances of young people in Scotland, helping them develop knowledge, confidence, resilience and skills to prepare them for life and work. The Youth Action Fund, established by The Distillers’ Charity with the support of Inspiring Scotland as a vehicle to distribute funds from One of One auctions, has brought together a panel of complementary charity partners, each bringing expertise and experience to achieve Sustainable employability outcomes for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

flavor notes

Color: rich autumn gold.

Aroma: soft ripe orchard fruits intertwined with buttery caramel notes and a delicate smoky touch.

Flavor: Fruity vanilla perfectly balanced with caramel and sweet sherry.

Finish: long-lasting, rich and robust with a touch of spice and a soft smokiness.

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Brothers James and John Grant built The Glen Grant in 1840, the first distillery in the Speyside town of Rothes. They left a legacy of ingenuity by designing the first railway in the north and introducing electric lighting both in the distillery and throughout the city. In 1872, heir James ‘The Major’ Grant, a charismatic innovator and adventurous traveler, inherited the business. Through his intrepid travels to destinations around the world, he made inspiring discoveries that led to the creation of his beloved 27-acre Garden of Splendors, the only distillery garden of its kind in Scotland. Inspired by his splendid garden, he envisioned a distinctive single malt, designing tall, slender stills combined with unique water-cooling purifiers to create the evocative flavor profile that defines Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whiskey to this day.

Now, it is iconic Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE, Scotland’s oldest distiller, who pays tribute to the passionate spirit of The Glen Grant. His life’s work, along with the team at Glen Grant, is to combine tradition and innovation to preserve the rare character of the whiskies, which are made from barley and bottled entirely at the distillery, ultimately ensuring instance the highest quality.

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