Grant's 18 Year
Grant's // Scotland
Established by William Grant in Dufftown, young William worked at the Mortlach distillery until opening Glenfiddich in 1887. Grant’s Whisky, however, did not come about for many years, until William’s Company, William Grant & Sons bought The Balvenie Distillery in 1892. Starting in 1898, he began to blend whiskies from the two distilleries to create Grant’s Whisky. This 18 year bottling has been discontinued, but is still found around the world with the exception of the United States.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican oak and ex-port
"The nose is rich yet simple with orange, leather, and honey blending nicely with the port cask influence. The wine influence, however, does little to either excite. It’s simply there. The palate remains much the same with light fruits, leather, tobacco, and ash falling about the mouth. Some nuts and caramel move about making way for a pear to roll around the mouth. A medium finish with lightly burnt fruit and leather ends the whisky. A good blend but doing very little with what it has to work with."