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The exceptionally rare $30,000 USD Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition launched at FLIBS 2021.
The Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition Debuted in U.S. at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The limited-edition 60-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch was on display at the Superyacht Village, where the iconic Speyside brand hosted daily tastings of its award-winning core range.
The Glen Grant was established in 1840 in Rothes, Speyside – Scotland’s premier region for whisky production. The historic distillery‘s award winning range of single malt Scotch whisky is still produced in Rothes today. Made in celebration of and tribute to, the six-decades long career of The Glen Grant’s Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm, one of Scotland’s most renowned and longest serving Master Distillers, this offering is the oldest to-date in the brand’s 181 year history.
An extremely rare and precious liquid, The Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition, is a luxurious, aromatic spirit, exuding an elegance that can only be achieved with time and dedication. The result is – quite simply – a sublime masterpiece. With only 360 decanters available, this complex alchemy of spirit and time is a rare specimen and a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience that presents a distinctive, rich and fruity taste with a beautiful balance of dark chocolate layered with treacle toffee. The taste has elements of a liquid fruit cake, finished with long, lingering flavours of figs, dates, liquorice, and a slight hint of smoke.
Presented in a hand-blown Glencairn crystal bottle, this unique bottle was shown in FLIBS’ Superyacht Village alongside the brand’s principal collection – The Glen Grant 12 year-old, 15 year-old, and 18 year-old, led by Robin Coupar, Campari Group Global Whisky Advocate. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Robin is a leading Scotch and American whisky expert with over 27 years of industry experience.
The first of the decanters was purchased at an exclusive Chinese auction last week in Shanghai, with the winning bid coming in at 380,000 RMB (over $59,000 USD value) – nearly double the bottle’s SRP, making it the highest-price sale in The Glen Grant’s history. The current range includes; The Glen Grant Major’s Reserve, Arboralis, 10 Years Old, 12 Years Old, 15 Years Old, 18 Year Old (select markets), limited edition bottles and a selection of travel retail exclusive offerings, including a 12 Years Old Non-chill Filtered and Cask Haven. The Glen Grant became part of the Campari Group portfolio in 2006.