Wednesday, June 12, 2024


The Speyside based Glen Grant Distillery, has announced the launch of a new collection, which features some of its oldest expressions.

The Glen Grant Glasshouse Collection, is comprised of three single malts; Glen Grant 21 Year Old, Glen Grant 25 Year Old and Glen Grant 30 Year Old. All of which have been matured in a combination of ex-Oloroso Sherry casks and Bourbon barrels, then bottled at 46% ABV.

The Glen Grant Glasshouse Collection

The Glasshouse Collection was born from the legacy of The Glen Grant’s forefather James 'The Major' Grant and captures the essence of his Glasshouse.

James Grant was a charismatic and eccentric innovator, voyaging to destinations around the world. With every adventure, he collected flowers and plants, bringing them back to Scotland and his vast Victorian-inspired glasshouse, built in 1886 to protect and nurture the most precious and delicate plants, just as the distillery’s warehouses have done with these spirits for decades.

Each expression reflects a distinct time of day, from the first light of dawn until the moonlit night, using the light inside the glasshouse as a metaphor for the character of each whisky.

Glen Grant 21 Year-Old, is said to represents the first light in the Glasshouse, capturing the delicate and ethereal quality of the early morning light. This expression embodies a fresh and vibrant character with an explosion of tropical fruits, creamy butter notes, and a crème brûlée finish.

Glen Grant 25 Year-Old, is said to embody the evocative and aromatic warmth reminiscent of the sun gently setting over the Glasshouse during the golden hour, with rich flavours of dark chocolate, zesty orange, oak, and nutmeg, culminating in a finish of warm spice with a subtle hint of soft smoke.

Glen Grant 30 Year Old, is said to be a rare and evocative whisky with intricate layers of oak, hints of nectarine, honey and dried fruit.

The launch of the Glasshouse Collection marks a significant milestone for Glen Grant, as legendary Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE is due to retire after over six decades in the Scotch whisky industry. The collection will be the last whiskies to be released under Dennis’ stewardship, but his legacy will be upheld and honoured by his successor Greig Stables, who has worked closely with Dennis over the last 18 years and played a pivotal role in the creation of the new collection.

Commenting on the news, Dennis Stables, said: “Working alongside Dennis for nearly two decades has been an incredible journey and I’m deeply grateful for his insight and guidance. As I become Master Distiller, I carry with me the lessons learned and the guiding vision imparted on this journey. I’m honoured to lead The Glen Grant into this new chapter and am excited and enthused for what is to come. Now as we introduce these rare and aged whiskies, I am thrilled we can showcase how exceptionally The Glen Grant spirit ages over time, maintaining its character and integrity. In honour of the launch and the legacy of Dennis, I’d like to raise a toast to him with our Double Gold award-winning 25-year-old.”

Glen Grant 21 Year-Old, is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £250. Glen Grant 25 Year Old, will be available later this month from Berry Bros & Rudd, for a RRP of £734. Glen Grant 30 Year Old, will be released later this year, RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush