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Glen Grant 1978 5 Year Old

Lot: 317034

Glen Grant 1978 5 Year Old

Winning Bid: £85

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Lot: 317034
Distillery: 
Glen Grant
Age: 
5 Year Old
Vintage: 
1978
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glen Grant 1978 5 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.

Glen Grant 5 year old remains the best selling single malt in Italy, heavily promoted there by Armando Giovinetti around the period this was produced. He believed younger expressions would be better suited to compete with the grappa loving tastes of his countrymen.

 

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