27th Mar, 2024 10:00

Whisky | From Highland To Lowland

 
Lot 12
 

GLEN GRANT 10 YEAR OLD GORDON & MACPHAIL 1970S 26 2/3 FL OZ
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT

70° Proof / 26 2/3 fl oz

Glen Grant was the first distillery in Scotland to have electric lighting installed, thanks to its forward-thinking owner, and all-round colourful character, Major James Grant. Grant was an innovator who was one of the first people to realise the potential of exporting whisky abroad. Initially, this paid dividends, and in 1897 The Major began construction of a second distillery across the road. However, as was the case with so many distilleries built around this time, Glen Grant 2 was mothballed after just a few years. Although, it did re-open in 1965 under the name Caperdonich.

While it might not be a household name in the UK, Glen Grant is consistently one of the top selling single malts in Italy due to the groundwork laid by legendary importer Armando Giovinetti in the 1960s. It, therefore, seems appropriate that the distillery is now owned by Campari, an Italian company.

 

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Sold for £260
Estimated at £200 - £300


 
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