Glen Grant’s Message: Single Malt Whisky As It Should Be


To give Glen Grant as a gift, signals an appreciation for a very particular style of single malt whisky.  One that’s soft-spoken yet self-assured.  Much like the charismatic but contained guy in the room who manages to draw everyone’s attention without seeming to even try.


Glen Grant Whisky Tasting Notes

You’ll immediately recognise an accomplished smoothness in any one of the Glen Grant whiskies in the range you encounter.  But be warned, they’re no pushover.  They offer a fruity intensity with spicy, floral notes and a creamy, malty, nutty richness that ends in a long and layered finish.


Glen Grant Whisky Range
Glen Grant Whisky Range

The Range

Dennis Malcolm, Glen Grant’s eighth master distiller in 177 years, has finessed his skill with such sure-handedness, he only makes it appear easy. From the delicate Major’s Reserve (retailing for R269,99) to the richer 10 Year Old (R429,99), the honeyed and spicy 12-Year-Old (R499,99) and the rare and remarkably intense 18-Year-Old (R1 599,99), his consummate touch is evident.   It’s about creating single malt as it should be.


No wonder that Jim Murray of Whisky Bible fame rates Glen Grant so highly. He awarded the 2017 title of Whisky of the Year to the flagship 18-Year-Old.  To the 10 Year Old, he has given the Whisky Bible Single Malt of the Year title in its age category no fewer than five times. The same single malt also took gold at the most recent International Wine & Spirit Competition, the prestigious event held annually in London.


The Perfect Gift

Glen Grant, Speyside’s only barley-to-bottle distiller, is celebrated for its finer-grained style of Scottish single malt.

Anyone of these  Glen Grant whiskies would indeed make dad feel loved and appreciated on Father’s day.  What do you say?

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Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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