Glen Grant The Major's Reserve
Glen Grant // Speyside, Scotland
This whisky is named after James ‘The Major’ Grant, a man who inherited the distillery in 1872 from his father and uncle who founded Glen Grant in 1840. The stills at Glen Grant are unusually tall copper pot-stills equipped with purifiers. It is the only distillery using purifiers in both wash and spirit distillations ensuring that only purest vapor is allowed to pass from the still to the condenser. This therefore creates a fresh, and light whisky, a signature of Glen Grant whiskies. The Major was the innovator fascinated by technology and it was he who introduced these stills.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"This light golden-colored Highlands single malt smells of delicate Red Delicious apple, Anjou pear and dark cocoa. On the palate, this Scotch is fruity and creamy with big cereal malts, bright apple and under ripe pear with hints of vanilla and rich chocolate. This whisky finishes moderately dry with a light nuttiness that lingers just long enough. "