Gordon & MacPhail
Glen Grant 1948
Only three years after the end of the World War II and in the year when the Marshall Plan was in effect, cask number 1369 was filled with a fresh distillate. The world faced great transformation; borders, governments and political blocks changed while Glen Grant whisky was aging and gaining its unique aroma and flavour from a cask previously filled with sherry. Today, the golden liquid form was poured – thanks to Gordon & MacPhail – into a mere 160 bottles for collectors and whisky enthusiasts to enjoy.
In 1840, in the town of Rothes near Aberlour, brothers John and James Grant founded a distillery which they named Glen Grant, or “the valley of the Grants”. Its location near the River Spey offered ideal conditions for whisky production. The quality of the place is confirmed by the fact that until today Speyside boasts the biggest cluster of distilleries in Scotland. Many representatives of the Grant family, as well as whisky bottles they produced, have become legends. Over more than 170 years, the distillery has also become part of the regional landscape. In its honour, one of the first train engines in Scotland was named Glen Grant, just as was one of the pieces composed by the famous Scottish musician Scott Skinner. The distillery was also the country’s the first whisky plant powered by electricity. Currently, it ranks as one the largest whiskey makers in Great Britain.