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Multi Award Winning Grant’s 18 Year Old Whisky Launches in South Africa

Grant’s, the renowned and award winning blended Scotch whisky, announced the launch of Grant’s 18 Year Old in South Africa. An intricate blend of Scotland’s top single malt and famous grain whiskies that have been matured for a minimum of 18 years, Grant’s 18 Year Old is finished in casks that previously held port to deliver a full-bodied taste of unique intensity. Grant’s 18 Year Old will be available in South Africa from April 2016, at all leading liquor outlets retailing for R820.

Grant’s 18 Year Old is a multi-award winning blended whisky finished for up to six months in Port pipes, huge casks capable of holding up to 600 litres. Adding the final touch to the 18 Year Old blend in this way helps the liquid develop a subtle added flavour. Delicate, fruity port notes come through on the nose, and the taste spectrum has complex layers of fruit cake, malty honey and port.

The blend is sourced from a variety of barrels and casks, and the additional finishing develops a mature blend with a spectrum of intense flavours. Grant’s 18 Year old is the most awarded Scotch whisky blend in the extensive Grant’s range with 37 awards to its name including six trophies or Masters and 18 gold medals. The most recent awards for Grant’s 18 Year Old include gold at the 2015 and 2014 Scotch Whisky Masters, a silver tasting award at the International Spirits Challenge in 2014, and gold outstanding at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition among others.

Rob Allanson, Global Brand Ambassador for Grant’s said, ‘It’s exciting to showcase some of the whisky innovation behind Grant’s award winning whisky range. Crafted from some of the most famous aged whiskies in Scotland, Grant’s 18 Year Old is a truly exceptional blend that is made even more special thanks to the finishing in Port pipes. Marking the launch of the 18 Year Old in South Africa offers us a chance to highlight some of the wonderful final touches applied by our expert blending team.’

Grant’s Whisky SA Marketing Manager, Lauren Kuhlmey, had this to say, ‘It gives us great pleasure to showcase this award winning expression from the family owned distillery. Grant’s 18 Year Old is truly an exceptional blend that is crafted from some of the most famous aged whiskies in Scotland, a testament that is proven by the multi awards received internationally and we are happy our South African consumers get a chance to enjoy it.’

Grant’s Master Blender Brian Kinsman commented, ‘The intricate mix of aged whiskies that goes into Grant’s 18 Year Old, coupled with the finishing period in Port pipes, produces a blend of subtle grace and elegance. The single malt and single grain whiskies we use for this blend are specifically chosen to deliver a refined and sophisticated flavour profile. The aromas are fruity and slightly nutty, and the lush flavours of dark honey and fruit cake make this a perfect autumnal whisky.’

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