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Glen Grant Scotch Whisky Review

Glen Grant Scotch whisky distillery was founded in 1840 by brothers James and John Grant, who were attracted to the location by the plentiful supply of spring water from the Caperdonich Well on the hillside above. They had been smugglers and also worked the Dandaleith distillery near Craigellachie during the 1830s.


The Glen Grant distillery is tucked away at the end of the main street of Rothes, some of the original buildings remain. The distillery is set round a small courtyard with turreted and gabled offices in the "Scottish Baronial" style, probably dating from the 1880s. It is a quirky place, traditional in style despite expansions in the 1970s


The 'two highlanders' label depicts James and John.


James Grant’s son, Major James, built a second distillery across the road in 1898 called Glen Grant No 2 and a famous ‘whisky pipe’ ran across the road carrying spirit to be merged with the flow on the other side. Glen Grant No 2 closed in 1902 and when revived was designated a separate distillery and named Caperdonich.


Glen Grant Whisky Tasting Notes


Distillery Style


Nose :      Fresh, green, grassy, herbal.

Palate :    Light, fresh and clean. Delicate subtle fruit,

                   light maltiness.

Finish :    Beautifully balanced and delicate.




Glen Grant (No age Statment)


Nose :     Very fresh,clean and grassy.

Palate :   Light caramel toffee with succulent  fresh oak and barley.

Finish:    More of the same plus a gentle spiciness.

Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky 30 years old Glen Grant Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky





Glen Grant Estabished 1840 Glen Grant Hepburn's Choice Single Cask