Glen Grant 1952 Gordon and MacPhail 60 Year Old / Diamond Jubilee 2012
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.
This whisky was filled into two 1st Fill Sherry Hogsheads #465 and #466 on 2nd February 1952. Cask #465 was transferred to the bonded warehouses of Gordon & Macphail in March 1968. On 2nd February, exactly 60 years after the whisky from cask #465 was distilled, it was bottled to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II from 1952 - 2012.
Each wooden box has been hand crafted by cabinet maker Ross Samson from Scottish Elwood, the stopper and collar are made from Sterling Silver by The Scottish Silver silversmith and the outer box has been lined with purple Harris Tweed fabric along with a jacket to match.
One of only 85 hand-blown crystal glass, designed by Glencairn Crystal, complete with a Swarovski crystal within the crown.
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