The Glen Grant is celebrating the 60-year career of master distiller Dennis Malcolm with the release of a 60-year-old single malt Scotch whisky valued at $38,950 RRP.

Available in Australia from Sunday, this extremely limited whisky, with three decanters available in Australia and one in New Zealand, was bottled from a single ex-Oloroso sherry oak cask (#5040) that was filled on 24 October 1960.

The Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition Aged 60 Years is bottled at 52.8% ABV and is non-chill filtered to retain optimal flavour and aroma.

Tasting notes describe “a deep chestnut colour, the aroma starts with notes of vibrant Seville orange that give way to an unravelling of rich fruits and nuts; apricot, peaches, raisins, pecan nuts, and a hint of cigar smoke. Rich and fruity in 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.”

Reflecting on his diamond anniversary, Malcolm said: “It’s never been a job to me, it’s been a way of life. I don’t like my actual birthday – that makes me a year older. But I like my milestones with The Glen Grant because it’s a year longer that I’m here. I can keep doing what I was destined to do.”

Paolo Marinoni, Marketing Director – Campari Australia & New Zealand, said: “The launch of Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition is an exciting time for The Glen Grant, as we celebrate and pay tribute to the career of a globally recognised Scotch Whisky craftsman and a true Scottish gentleman.

“Dennis has not only created some of the most-awarded single malts in the world, but also serves as a champion and legend for the industry. This refined, remarkable liquid is a luxurious homage to a life spent doing what he loves most.”

 The Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition Aged 60 Years is priced at $38,950 RRP and will be available at Dan Murphy’s stores in Mermaid Waters QLD, Double Bay NSW and Prahran Cellar VIC from 31 October 2021. 

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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