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One of the most awarded Grant’s ever — a twelve year-old triple-wood dram of blended Scotch glory
William Grant was a bookkeeper working for a distillery company. He and his seven sons and two daughters worked together to build their first distillery — Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown — with the first Spirit coming of the stills on Christmas Day, 1897. Then in 1898 disaster struck the Scotch business with the famous Pattison’s bankruptcy — then the largest Scotch Whisky blender. To Grant, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He launched Grant’s Blended Scotch that same year. The company has been in family hands continuously since then, expanding to become one of the largest family owned and operated Spirits companies in the world.
Grant’s has been doing quite a bit of bragging on their new Triple Wood 12 Year Old. And well they should. This little beauty has been bringing home the Gold. And we’re not just talking about one Gold Medal, we’re talking about four of them plus a 98-point rating.
First of all you have the excellent blending palate and instincts of master blender Brian Kinsman — ensuring that each element has been aged for a minimum of a dozen years across three wood types. There’s refill Bourbon casks, virgin American oak, and ex-Sherry butts. When you put all that together you get a winner delivered in a new stunning black bottle.
The current master blender at Grant’s is Brian Kinsman. His predecessor was David Stewart who held the post for forty-seven years making him the longest serving master distiller at a single company. A record that may last for quite a while.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma reflects the influence of the Sherry casks with notes of roasted nuts, dried apricots, warm oak, and toasted grains.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Though not stated explicitly, there is a peated Spirit in the mix delivering a faint whiff of smoke drifting over vanilla, wild honey, fruitcake, and exotic spices.
The finish is long, warm, and soothing.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Grant's Triple Wood 12 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.