Glen Grant Distillery was the first of five to be built in the town of Rothes. It was built by John & James Grant, two brothers who had previously been involved in illict distilling. The Glen Grant stills are a unique shape with an almost square section between the pot and the neck. This, together with purifiers on the lyne arms, contributes, to Glen Grant's light, gentle character. Glen Grant is one of the world's biggest-selling Malt Whiskies, with Italy being a significant market.
AROMA without water: Sherry, bruised apples with rum and toffee notes. Polished leather aromas also develop.
TASTE without water: Cereal, almonds, walnuts with toasted malt flavours. Sherry becomes more evident.
AROMA with water: Remains fruity, develops cherry liqueur aromas and delicate hints of charred oak.
TASTE with water: Drying with a charred oak edge, with hints of Sherry fruitcake. Treacle toffee influences emerge.