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Glen Grant debuts in the U.S. next week at WhiskyFest

November 2nd, 2009

GG_16_yrs_LoRGood news. Glen Grant is coming to the U.S, but not until 2010.

However, if you have a ticket for Whiskyfest New York on November 10th, you in for a special treat. The whisky will make its debut in the U.S. at WhiskyFest.

 

This is from my contact at Skyy, the U.S. importer:

Whisky Fest is the only event where we will show case the brand before next year’s launch. So, only people at next week’s event will get the chance to taste before anyone else does…! The actual launch will be in January of next year and we will focus resources into the key markets: NY, NY, FL, TX, IL,  and CA.

The whiskies being poured? I’m told it will be the 10 yr. old and the 16 yr. old.

5 Responses to “Glen Grant debuts in the U.S. next week at WhiskyFest”

  1. Matt G says:

    It’s about time.

  2. Jimi says:

    I’ve enjoyed the semi-official bottles from G&M for years. The 21yo was fantastic. Looking forward to an official 16yo coming our way.

  3. Finally! This is one of those Speyside gems that has been given short shrift over the years. It was the first distillery in Rothes, built in 1840. The vast majority of the malt has been going to Chivas Bros blends (now about 50% goes towards blends). In 2006 the Campari Group bought it and breathed some new life into the place, bringing back Dennis Malcolm, who was born at the distillery, as distillery manager (this is his second stint; he is one of only 8 distillery managers since 1840). Campari put some money back into the place and gave Malcolm some freedom to improve and rebrand a little. The downside, was that the Italians kept most of the single malt for their own market (it has been the #1 malt whisky seller there since 1961). A couple of years back, about 7 months after the sale to Campari, I spent a wonderful afternoon and early evening with Distillery Manager Dennis Malcolm touring the place, tasting the whisky, interviewing him and generally enjoying myself and his company. Glen Grant is a fun and lovely distillery to visit, and, more importantly, a first rate dram to savor and enjoy.

  4. Gary says:

    I will be at Whisky Fest NY next week and look forward to tasting this whisky.

  5. Peter says:

    Dear Sir,

    I saw publicity for the new releases of
    DIAGEO’S Managers choice.

    like all special releases from big companies, some people publish at sites like ebay already before there launch this new bottles at ridiculous high or even low prices. you even don’t know if they are fake? please be carefull and consider to buy from serious shops.
    best regards,
    Shop owner in Western Europe.

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