Glen Grant, founded 1840, was the first of five distilleries to be built in the town of Rothes.
The founders were the Grant brothers, John and James, who had previously been involved in illicit distilling. The Glen Grant brand has been a solid performer for years, in fact at the turn of the 20th Century it was the second best selling single malt in the world after Glenfiddich. Glen Grant Royal Wedding Reserve is a special edition celebrating the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. The whisky was released for the Italian market, where Glen Grant has been the most popular single malt whisky since the 1960s.
Nose: slightly smoky, dusty second-hand bookstore, roasted almonds and nuts, orange marmalade, dried cherries and prunes, black tea, hints of nutmeg and oak.
Palate: slightly mineral, roasted almonds, nutmeg, black pepper, prunes, dried mushrooms, mixed dried herbs, hints of dark chocolate, tobacco and oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of dark chocolate, nutmeg, hints of leather and dried fruit and lingering oakiness.