Whisky Focus - Grant's 18 & 25 Year Old Dominates Scotch Whisky Masters Awards

Grant's Premium Blends Dominate Awards

8th July 2013
Grant's 18 & 25 year old premium blends dominate Scotch Whisky Masters awards.

Two of Grantís premium blended Scotch whiskies have been recognised at the the prestigious Scotch Whisky Masters Awards. This year the brand picked up coveted Master for its highly acclaimed port cask finished variant, the Grantís 18 Year Old.

The Grants 18 year old is a selection of finest single malt and grain whiskies, matured to for 18 years or longer in oak casks, they are then are then finished in port casks. This creates a unique, balanced rich and full bodied Scotch whisky with fruity port notes.

In addition,  Grantís also received a gold medal for its Grantís 25 Year Old, a unique blend, containing twenty-five of the worldís most highly-prized and distinctive malt and grain whiskies.

These latest batch of awards reaffirms Grantís worldwide credentials as one of the whisky industryís most revered blended Scotch whiskies and adds a new chapter to the Grantís story. The win also celebrates the familyís innovative spirit as its story continues to evolve, and started when the distillery produced its first golden drop of spirit in 1887. Today, Grantís is the oldest family owned blend in Scotland, built on five generations of heritage, expertise and passion for whisky-making.

Also awarded silver medals were Grantís Ale Cask Finish and Grantís Sherry Cask Finish, the only scotches to be finished in ale and sherry casks. Grantís Distillery Edition, a whisky with great depth of flavour and intensity of taste, and Grantís 12 Year Old, a blend of only the finest single malt and grain whiskies, each matured in oak casks for a minimum of 12 years.

Brian Kinsman, Grantís Master Blender commented: "Itís always a great honour to be recognized for all the great whiskies we make. The awards pay tribute to the five generations of the Grant family and craftspeople from our distilleries who have dedicated their lives to producing the finest quality whisky. Without a doubt, I know some of them will be celebrating these wins with a dram of Grantís."

The Scotch Whisky Masters, launched in 2008, has become one of the most respected and high profile blind tasting spirits competitions in the world. It is the only competition that uses entirely independent judges and as such, attracts vast numbers of entries every year.

The Spirit Business, which stages the competition, recognises the finest brands on the world stage. Patience Gould, editor of The Spirits Business, is joined by a panel of leading spirits and on-trade specialists, to judge The Scotch Whisky Masters and award excellence in categories including region, age, design and packaging.

Grantís 18 Year Old Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Rich, complex, honey and spice. A soft nuttiness and delicate, fruity port notes.

Taste: A full bodied, complex flavour with fruitcake, malty honey and port.

Finish: Long, rich and elegant.

Grantís 25 Year Old Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Deftly balanced notes of fragrant summer peach blossom and polished leather.

Taste: Cinnamon and a touch of ginger bite along with fresh and mellow sweetness.

Finish: Rich spices that linger enthrallingly on the tongue.

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