Glen Grant 1949 Macleod's 50 Year Old
Glen Grant is one of Speyside's most recognised distilleries. It was built in 1839 by James and John Grant, and was a huge facility for its time. Its size increased exponentially over time, in the hands of John's son, John "The Major" Grant (who also built the short-lived Caperdonich next-door), and twice in the 1970s following the merger with The Glenlivet Distillers and its subsequent takeover by Seagram. Glen Grant was bottled as a single malt as early as the late-19th century, and developed a global export market. None perhaps as important as in Italy, where their agent in the 1960s, Armando Giovinetti, turned it into the nation's favourite whisky, after discovering the palate preferences of his countrymen for very young single malts. So loved is Glen Grant in Italy, that the distillery is now owned by Gruppo Campari, who bought it from Pernod Ricard in 2006.
A special run of just 80 bottles, this was specially selected for by Keith Murdoch, the Rare Malt Manager at Ian Macleod & Co in 1999.
Distilled in 1949, this was aged an impressive 50 years in cask #3447.
Ian Macleod's history began in 1936 when Leonard Russell started his career as a whisky broker, eventually moving on to the blending and export side of the industry. Leonard's son Peter joined his father in 1956, immediately rebranding the company and introducing the hugely successful Isle of Skye blend. The company currently owns the Glengoyne, Tamdhu and Knockando distilleries, and are also investing in the reopening of one of Scotland's much missed Lowland distilleries, Rosebank.
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