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Glen Grant - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Deuxième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 8 (4 wash, 4 spirit) - Founded: 1840
Address: Elgin Rd, Rothes, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 7BS - Phone: +44 (0) 1542 783 318
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My favourite expression so far:
Glen Grant 42 yo 1964/2006 (52.8%, Signatory, cask #2632, 255 bottles)
94 points - Last tasted: March 8, 2007 - Tasting notes: here
Glen Grant

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
(old only): Sherry Fruits Tea Chocolate Coffee Oranges Tannins Liqueurs Caramel Roasted


For a virtual tour of the distillery, or parts of it, please click here...

MM Distillery profile:
The people of the Glen Grant distillery are so proud of the fact that their distillery was founded in 1840 that they put it on all their bottles - well, at least all their official releases. On the shelves of your average liquorist it may not seem like such a 'big' brand as, say, Bowmore or Springbank, but Glen Grant is actually the third largest malt whisky producer in Scotland, right after Glenfiddich and Macallan and (just) ahead of Glenlivet..... More on Malt Madness.
Glen Grant

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Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Glen Grant 'Five Decades' (46%, OB, +/-2013) - 221013
  • Glen Grant 'The Major's Reserve' (40%, OB, +/-2011) - 031111
  • Glen Grant '170th Anniversary' (46%, OB, 2010) - 121010
  • Glen Grant 8 yo (70° proof, OB, square bottle, 75.7cl, +/-1970) - 150514
  • Glen Grant 10 yo (43%, OB, 75cl, bottled 1970) - 200207
  • Glen Grant 10 yo (40%, OB, +/-2008) - 220609
  • Glen Grant 25 yo (43%, OB, Rare Collection, 2011) - 241011
  • Glen Grant 30 yo (45%, OB, 150th Anniversary, 1990) - 020412
OB - vintage
  • Glen Grant 25 yo 1952/1977 'Silver Jubilee' (43%, OB, Directors’ Reserve) - 200207 - 190407
  • Glen Grant 5 yo 1967 (40%, OB, 75cl) - 190109
  • Glen Grant 5 yo 1968 (40%, OB, 75cl) - 131008
  • Glen Grant 15 yo 1992/2007 (59.9%, OB, cask #17163, 378 bottles) - 131008
  • Glen Grant 1992/2008 'Cellar Reserve' (46%, OB) - 220609
Adelphi
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1970/2001 (55.4%, Adelphi) - no notes - 88
  • Glen Grant 23 yo 1985/2009 (55.9%, Adelphi, cask #10197, 191 bottles) - 121109
Alambic Classique
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1970/2007 (55.9%, Alambic Classique, cask 51031) - 170507
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Glen Grant 1963/1978 (75°proof, Berry Bros & Rudd, 75.7cl) - 110407
  • Glen Grant 1969/2004 (46%, Berry Bros, cask #1773) - 011104
  • Glen Grant 1970/2001 (55%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #1035) - 170906
  • Glen Grant 1972/2006 (46%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #1982) - 200207
  • Glen Grant 1972/2009 (51.8%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #744/9) - 011209
  • Glen Grant 1974/2012 (49.3%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #7646) - 030912
  • Glen Grant 1974//2012 (47.8%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #7643) - 030912
Blackadder
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1970/2006 (53,2%, Blackadder Raw Cask, sherry cask #7216, 173 bottles) - 191107
Cadenhead
  • Glen Grant 13 yo (46%, Duthies, +/- 2009) - 220609
  • Glen Grant - Glenlivet 15 yo (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy, 1980’s) - 120908
  • Glen Grant - Glenlivet 16 yo (80°proof, Cadenhead, black dumpy, 1980’s) - 120908
  • Glen Grant - Glenlivet 18 yo (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy, 1980’s) - 120908
  • Glen Grant - Glenlivet 22 yo (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy, 1980’s) - 120908
  • Glen Grant - Glenlivet 26 yo (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy, 1980’s) - 120908
  • Glen Grant 42 yo 1964/2006 (51.2%, Cadenhead, Chairman's Stock, 180 bottles) - 150807
  • Glengrant-Glenlivet 18 yo 1972/1990 (46%, Cadenhead) - 291105
Chieftain's - McLeod
  • Glen Grant 50 yo 1954/2009 (42.2%, Ian McLeod, cask #3612, 100 bottles) - 011209
  • Glen Grant 15 yo 1997/2013 (55.8%, Chieftain's, Islay cask matured, cask #70451, 318 bottles) - 070813
Coopers Choice
  • Glen Grant 27 yo 1977/2004 (46%, Coopers Choice) - 120305
  • Glen Grant 30 yo 1977/2007 (46%, Coopers Choice) - 260308
  • Glen Grant 20 yo 1992/2013 (48.3%, The Coopers Choice, Port wood finish, cask #9047, 450 bottles) - 150514
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Glen Grant 24 yo 1985/2010 (55.8%, AD Rattray, bourbon, cask #12364, 210 bottles) - 110810
Douglas Laing
  • Glen Grant 27 yo 1972/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 510 bottles) - 260308
  • Glen Grant 30 yo 1976/2006 (49.4%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, Taiwan, sherry, 308 bottles) - 150514
  • Glen Grant 30 yo 1976/2007 (50%, DL OMC, cask #3745, 228 bottles) - 010209
  • Glen Grant 30 yo 1977 (57.4%, Douglas of Drumlanrig for www.whisky.com.tw, Sherry butt) - 010209
  • Glen Grant 6 yo 2003/2009 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, refill barrel, 312 bottles) - 121010
Duncan Taylor
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1969/2003 (51.5%, Duncan Taylor, Peerless, cask #2539, 163 bottles) - 070813
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1969/2008 (52.3%, Duncan Taylor, Lonach Collection) - 160408
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1969/2008 (51.7%, Duncan Taylor Lonach) - 190109
  • Glen Grant 32 yo 1970/2003 (53.6%, Peerless, cask #810) - 240304
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1970/2005 (57.7%, Duncan Taylor) - 020705
  • Glen Grant 35 yo 1970/2005 (41.8%, Duncan Taylor ‘Lonach’) - 170906
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1970/2007 (45.7%, Duncan Taylor Rare Old, cask #3493) - 090807
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1970/2007 (49.7%, Duncan Taylor Rare Old, cask #3490) - 090807
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1970/2007 (49.7%, Duncan Taylor Rare Old, cask #861) - 090807
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1970/2007 (52.6%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #837, 208 bottles) - 170507
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1970/2007 (50.3%, Duncan Taylor, cask #3474, 116 bottles) - 191107
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1970/2009 (49.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #3494) - 240309
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1970/2009 (51.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #4195, 126 bottles) - 011209
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1970/2009 (51.6%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #844, 143 bottles) - 011209
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1970/2009 (49.1%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #3492) - 011209
  • Glen Grant 35 yo 1972/2007 (56.3%, Duncan Taylor, Germany, sherry cask #3887, 163 bottles) - 181207
  • Glen Grant 35 yo 1972/2008 (57.7%, Duncan Taylor, cask #3890) - 260308
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1972/2009 (46.2%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #8948) - 240309
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1972/2009 (45%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #8950) - 230709
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1972/2010 (51.8%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #6446, 196 bottles) - 110810
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1972/2010 (54.8%, Duncan Taylor, Octave, cask #446483) - 050312
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1974/2006 (49.8%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #16569) - 230709
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1974/2009 (55.6%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #16574) - 230709
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1974/2009 (48.4%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #16576) - 230709
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1974/2009 (54.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #16577) - 230709
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1974/2009 (52.2%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #16578) - 230709
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1974/2009 (51.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #16575, 179 bottles) - 151111
  • Speyside Selection No2 (51.7%, Duncan Taylor, 2005) - 170906
  • Glen Grant 19 yo 1992/2012 (52.7%, Duncan Taylor, Dimensions, cask #142040, 242 bottles) - 030912
  • Glen Grant 17 yo 1995/2012 (54.2%, Duncan Taylor, Dimensions, cask #85116, 226 bottles) - 030912
Exclusive Malts
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1975/2012 (49.6%, Exclusive Malts for Whisky.com.tw, hogshead, cask #5477, 140 bottles) - 180213
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Glen Grant 15 yo (57% 100°Proof, G&M Licenced bottling, early 1990's, 75cl) - 131008
  • Glen Grant 21 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, +/-2010) - 050312
  • Glen Grant 25 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed, +/-1995) - 180309
  • Glen Grant 25 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed, +/-2008) - 180309
  • Glen Grant 33 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 75cl, +/-1980) - 151111
  • Glen Grant 35 yo (70° proof, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, 26 2/3 fl.ozs., +/-1970) - 150514
  • Glen Grant 42 yo (70°proof, Gordon & MacPhail, 1970's, 75.7cl) - 250108
  • Glen Grant 50 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 'Book of Kells', +/-2008) - 260908
  • Glen Grant 1948 and 1961/1981 (40%, G&M, Royal Marriage) - 240605
  • Glen Grant 66 yo 1948/2014 (46.6%, Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions, first fill sherry butt, cask #1369, 160 bottles) - 190614
  • Glen Grant 1949 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, +/-1980) - 180213
  • Glen Grant 1950/1990 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for Fassbind Switzerland) - 250108
  • Glen Grant 59 yo 1952 (49.2%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMDW, Book of Kells, refill hogshead, cask #1134) - 190112
  • Glen Grant 60 yo 1952/2012 'Diamond Jubilee' (42.3%, Gordon & MacPhail, 85 bottles) - 060212
  • Glen Grant 48 yo 1953/2001 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail, Private Collection, casks #1860-1864) - 100809
  • Glen Grant 1953/2006 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling) - 060212
  • Glen Grant 58 yo 1953/2012 (47.9%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMDW, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #2604) - 041012
  • Glen Grant 1954/2006 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 250108
  • Glen Grant 59 yo 1954/2013 (53.5%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky, Book of Kells, first fill sherry butt, 120 bottles) - 251013
  • Glen Grant 1955/2008 (50%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMDW, cask #844, 87 bottles) - 260908
  • Glen Grant 56 yo 1955 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Book of Kells, decanter, +/-2011) - 190314
  • Glen Grant 1956/2005 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for 50th anniversary La Maison du Whisky, cask #2786, 108 bottles) - 101005
  • Glen Grant 1956/2005 (46%, G&M for LMdW, Refill sherry butt, 459 bottles) - no notes - 93
  • Glen Grant 1956/2008 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling) - 260911
  • Glen Grant 1958/2006 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 191107
  • Glen Grant 1959-1960/1986 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Marriage of Andrew and Fergie) - 080307
  • Glen Grant 1959/2006 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling) - 070813
  • Glen Grant 40 yo 1963/2003 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - no notes - 83
  • Glen Grant 1965/2004 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Licenced) - 100809
  • Glen Grant 1965/2008 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling) - 030912
  • Glen Grant 1967/2006 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 190109
Hart Bros
  • Glen Grant 33 yo 1969 (51.5%, Hart Bros) - 160408
  • Glen Grant 29 yo 1972/2001 (53.6%, Hart Bros, USA) - 060504
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1972/2004 (51%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection) - 150514
High Spirits
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1970/2001 (55.4%, High Spirits Collection, 485 b.) - 190204
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Glen Grant 1971/2006 (53.6%, JWWW The Cross Hill, 168 bottles) - 110407
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2011 (51.2%, Jack Wiebers, Old Train Line, refill sherry, cask #38202, 256 bottles) - 190112
  • Glen Grant 25 yo 1984/2009 (55%, Jack Wiebers, Scottish Castles, cask #4008) - 070813
James MacArthur
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1969/2001 (57.1%, James MacArthur) - 170206
  • Glen Grant 19 yo 1992/2011 (59.4%, James MacArhur, Old Masters, bourbon, cask #35955) - 100112
Kingsbury
  • Glen Grant 1972 (56.5%, Kingsbury, 454 bottles) - 170906
Malts of Scotland
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1972/2011 (48.2%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #8235, 148 bottles) - 091111
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2012 (54.1%, Malts of Scotland, Angel’s Choice, sherry hogshead, cask # MoS 12006, 78 bottles) - 020412
  • Glen Grant 1972/2012 (54.2%, Malts of Scotland, Angel's Choice, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12046) -171212
Murray McDavid
  • Glen Grant 33 yo 1969/2003 (46%, Murray McDavid, Mission 2) - no notes - 89
Moon Import
  • Glen Grant 1964/1989 (46%, Moon Import, The Animals, Butt #1-2-3) - 190109
  • Glen Grant 17 yo 1993/2010 'Le Bonheur' (46%, Moon Import, 30th Anniversary) - 150514
Norse Cask
  • Glen Grant 40 yo 1965/2006 (52.5%, Norse Cask, hogshead #QW 1611, 83 bottles) - 150807
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1967/2005 (44.2%, Norse Cask, 129 bottles) - 110407
Samaroli
  • Glen Grant 27 yo 1955/1982 (43%, Duthie for Samaroli, 120 bottles) - 250108
  • Glen Grant 1959/1999 (47.3%, Samaroli, sherry, cask #3790) - 180213
  • Glen Grant 1969/1984 (59%, Samaroli, 3 hogsheads, 720 bottles) - 100809
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1970/2001 (45%, Samaroli, sherry cask #1025) - 121004 - 291105
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Glen Grant 1972/1993 (57.1%, Scotch Single Malt Circle) - 181207
Scott's Selection
  • Glen Grant 1974/1999 (54.3%, Scott's Selection) - 151111
Signatory
  • Glen Grant 25 yo 1964/1990 (46%, Signatory, sherry casks #10717, 18, 19, 1300 bottles) - 170206
  • Glen Grant 42 yo 1964/2006 (52.8%, Signatory, cask #2632, 255 bottles) - 080307
  • Glen Grant 40 yo 1965/2006 (56.8%, Signatory, cask #5543, 283 bottles) - 090307
  • Glen Grant 40 yo 1969/2009 (44.3%, Signatory, Cask Strength Collection, Sherry Hog, cask#2016, 188 bottles) - 030511
  • Glen Grant 24 yo 1972/1996 (54.3%, Signatory Vintage, cask #691, 290 bottles) - 150514
  • Glen Grant 25 yo 1976/2001 (43%, Signatory for 25th anniversary Dieter Kirsch Import, butt #2888, 610 bottles) - 101005
  • Glen Grant 27 yo 1976/2003 (58.7%, Signatory, sherry cask, distilled 19/3/73) - 121004
  • Glen Grant 23 yo 1977/2001 (45%, Signatory Vintage, Stills of Scotland, hogshead) - 260308
  • Glen Grant 18 yo 1990/2008 (59%, Signatory, Cask #7122, 582 bottles) - 121109
Single Malts of Scotland - The Whisky Exchange
  • Glen Grant 31 yo 1969/2000 (56.9%, The Whisky Exchange, 240 bottles) - 160408
  • Glen Grant 1972/2007 (54.9%, The Single Malts of Scotland) - 191107
  • Glen Grant 1972/2010 (55%, The Whisky Show London) - 111110
  • Glen Grant 34 yo 1973/2008 (54.7%, The Single Malts of Scotland, sherry puncheon, cask #1856, 489 bottles) - 100809
  • Glen Grant 30 yo (46%, Single Malts of Scotland, cask #188, 241 bottles) - 260308
Whisky-Doris
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1972/2010 (52.4%, Whisky-Doris, refill sherry hogshead, cask #1650, 202 bottles) - 110810
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2011 (48%, Whisky-Doris, sherry hogshead, cask #11395, 163 bottles) - 050312
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1972/2009 (56.3%, The Whisky Fair, 209 bottles) - 100809
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2011 (51.1%, The Perfect Dra
  • Glen Grant 38 yo 1972/2011 (52.8%, The Whisky Agency, refill sherry hogshead, 215 bottles) - 190112m, sherry hogshead, 148 bottles) - 260811
  • Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2011 (51.4%, The Whisky Agency, Private Stock, sherry wood, 87 bottles) - 151111
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1973/2010 (53.6%, The Whisky Agency, sherry wood, 251 bottles) - 110810
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1975/2011 (50.7%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon, 127 bottles) - 151111
Various IB
  • Glen Grant 25 yo (86° Proof, George Strachan Ltd, +/-1975) - 190614
  • Glen Grant 1929 (20 u.p., Matthew Gloag & Son, 1950s?) - 100809
  • Glen Grant 1929 (43%, David Sandeman & Son, 1950s) - 120214
  • Glen Grant 40 yo 1959/1999 (48.9%, Whisky Club of Austria, issued 2007, 22 bottles) - 190407
  • Glen Grant 33 yo 1965/1998 ‘As we get it’ (56.9%, Private Bottling, Big Market Berlin, dark oloroso) - 090307
  • Glen Grant 11 yo 1969/1980 (75° proof, Averys, sherry wood) - 180213
  • Glen Grant 1970/2003 (55.3%, Celtic Legend, sherry butt, cask 1031) - 150514
  • Glen Grant 1970/2007 (53%, Highlander Inn Hotel, cask #861, 153 bottles) - 170507
  • Glen Grant 1970/2010 'Juliet' (44.8%, Spirit Empire, Whisky Antique, 208 bottles) - 190112
  • Glen Grant-Glenlivet 30 yo 1972/2002 (55%, Krügers Schloß Whisky, 37.5cl, 1008 bottles) - 181207
  • Glen Grant 1972/2011 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #16568, 210 bottles) - 030912
  • Glen Grant 37 yo 1973/2010 (46.2%, Whisky-Fässle, sherry cask) - 260911
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1974/2011 (50.7%, Men O'Quaich, cask #411658, 71 bottles) - 050312
  • Glen Grant 27 yo 1975/2002 (58.7%, Bloomsbury Spirit, sherry cask) - 151111
  • Glen Grant 36 yo 1975/2012 (46.6%, Archives, hogshead, cask #5476, 81 bottles) - 050312
  • Glen Grant 1985/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask #10187, 310 bottles) - 030912
  • Glen Grant 20 yo 1992/2013 (50.4%, Whisky-Fassle, bourbon hogshead) - 250413
  • Glen Grant 20 yo 1992/2013 (54.1%, Maltbarn, sherry butt) - 150514
  • Glen Grant 1992/2014 (52.6%, Signatory Vintage for Le Gus't, France, hogshead, cask #55415, 274 bottles) - 150514