Speyside distillery The Glen Grant has spoken the oldest overly release — a 70-year-old single malt whisky, with one decanter unscientific to go for £70,000-£110,000 at auction.
The Glen Grant launches oldest overly whisky releaseThe distillery is releasing seven unique decanters of The Glen Grant Devotion 70-year-old single malt. The whisky is at a upper strength of 55.5% ABV, and has been sourced from a single French oak stump seasoned with oloroso sherry filled in 1953 at The Glen Grant distillery.Master distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE, craftsman John Galvin and hot glass master Brodie Nairn of Glasstorm were united in bringing this release together. Only seven hand-blown decanters have been created for the release, with each one-of-a-kind diamond created to gloat a variegated decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.Commenting on this release, master distiller Dennis Malcolm, said: “In the true spirit of The Glen Grant, we bring together the inspiring legacy of our story with the personal devotion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to realise this exquisite masterpiece. To be devoted, is to show unwavering loyalty and love to something you superintendency for deeply, which sits at the heart of our whisky-making philosophy, as well as shining through with our creative collaborators. This is a lifetime of weft and legacy captured in a magnificent creation, like nothing we have overly seen.”To support the preservation of Scotland’s native woodland, decanter Number One will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in an online sale running from 11-22 September 2023 with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, of which Queen Elizabeth II was the Patron. The Glen Grant hopes remoter the work of the Royal Scottish Forestry Society and The Major’s legacy in the megacosm of a 27-acre Garden of Splendours, with a new planting site on Speyside. The sectional decanter Number One features The Queen Elizabeth Rose, named for Her Majesty, and engraved in gold and with distinctive embellishments, which are unique to this vendition piece.Following the vendition of decanter Number One, the remaining six decanters will be made misogynist for sale with price misogynist upon request, starting in October of 2023.Each of the seven decanters, which full-length a silver sheathing ornate with their own individual floral engraving, will be misogynist for sale in select global markets:UK – RoseSingapore – OrchidHong Kong – DaffodilUS – Daisy & ClematisChina – BegoniaJapan – StephanotisJonny Fowle, global throne of spirits at Sotheby’s, said: “This whisky embodies so much of what is important in whisky collecting: quality, rarity, age and most of all provenance as the oldest whisky overly to be released directly from The Glen Grant Distillery itself. This whisky displays a fantastically deep, visionless colour without seven decades of oak maturation, which contrasts beautifully with John Galvin’s opulent light wood structure making it the perfect centrepiece for the world’s most impressive whisky collections.”The decanters sit within a wood sculpture handcrafted from a fallen elm tree discovered within the distillery gardens. Engravings on the sculpture’s silver diameter pays homage to Her Majesty’s favourite flowers, the Lily of the Valley, and features the proud Thistle of Scotland.