Scottish Family Owned Whisky Distillery 3: Glen Grant

Updated: 30 Apr 2012 | By:

Spirit type: Whisky

Origin: Scotland (Speyside)

Company: Glen Grant


Owners: Campari

Year established: 1840

Common Expressions*: Glen Grant Major’s Reserve, Glen Grant 10YO and Glen Grant Cellar Reserve

Background: A relatively lesser-known brand in the world of whisky, Glen Grant distillery was founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant in the town of Rothes in Speyside. Despite its low profile, Glen Grant is actually the third largest producer of whisky in Scotland, behind Macallan and Glenfiddich. Having endured a patchy history that saw the distillery change owners numerous times, it was eventually bought by Campari in 2005, and under their ownership, it has experienced a change in packaging and a gradual ascent to recognition as a single malt, and is now the biggest selling single malt in Campari’s home, Italy. Official bottlings like the Major’s Reserve are popular for their mild and light flavours associated with shorter maturation in bourbon casks. Independent releases from bottlers like Gordon & Macphail, with whom Glen Grant have a close relationship with, are famous for their complexity and sherried notes.

Flavour Profile(from Official bottling – Light, mild, fruity with notes of cereal and oakiness.

*Refer to The Whisky Glossary for explanation.

Where to buy:
Restaurants at Bangkung Row - Jalan Bangkung, Taman Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
The Social - 57 Jalan Telawi 3,  Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Chinoz - G47, Ground Floor, Suria KLCC & G212 The Gardens Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur
La Bodega - 16 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur & Pavillion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Qba - Westin Hotel, 199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
RP Entertainment Centre - Saujana Resort, Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Hilton KL - Hilton Kuala Lumpur 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Finnegans’s Irish Pub - 20 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur & 70-72 Jalan 27/70A Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur; Lot G(E)003 Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Delaneys Irish Pub - 1-5 Rear Entrance Grond Floor, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, 35, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Sid’s Pub - 34 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, 60000 Kuala Lumpur & M-5A The Village, Bangsar South, 2 Jalan 1/112H, Off Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur & H2 Taman Tunku, Off Langkat Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Twentyone - 20-1, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur & T1 Level 3 Bangsar Shopping Complex, 285 Jalan Maarof, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Bakita - 33, Jalan Berangan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Nevermine Bar - 30, Changkat Bukit Bintang KL, 52000 Kuala Lumpur
Whoz' On - 1-09, Scott Garden, 289 Jalan Kelang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Sense Bar - 1-09, Scott Garden, 289 Jalan Kelang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Rush Hour - Sunway Giza Mall, No.2 Jalan PJU5/14, PJU5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Geographer Cafe - A-G-38, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Other retailers: Cold Storage, TMC, Mercato, Village Grocer, Jusco
La Maison Du Whisky

Local distributor(s): 
Albert Wines & Spirits Sdn Bhd
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Tags: single malt