London Cocktail Week: Spirit Offers for the Weekend






Although London Cocktail Week is in its final throes, we wanted to help you toast the occasion with this amazing whisky offer - a bottle of Glen Grant 16 Year Old with no less than six tasting glasses!
 
The Glen Grant 16 Year Old with six tasting glasses   £70 now £40
 
Purists would perhaps suggest that this should be served straight, with a smidgeon of water, or on the rocks, but for those feeling extravagant, try the Glen Grant 16 Year Old in a cocktail.
 
Cocktail Suggestion
 
Sandy Collins
 
Cocktail recipe adapted from American Bar: Artistry of Mixing Drinks by Charles Schumann
Find the book here on Amazon.
 
Ingredients
 
¾-1 oz Lemon juice
¼- ¾ oz sugar syrup
2 oz Glen Grant 16 Year Old
Soda
Stemmed cherry
Lemon
 
Method
 
Put the lemon juice, sugar syrup and Glen Grant into a Collins glass with ice cubes. Stir well, fill with soda and add the cherry and lemon slice.
 
Glen Grant was founded in 1840 by John and James Grant. With the sea and the port of Garmouth nearby, the River Spey to the south, and surrounded by barley-growing plains, all the basic ingredients for malt whisky were close at hand. Nearly one hundred and eighty years later, Glen Grant is one of the biggest selling Single Malts in the world.
 
Interestingly, Grant was heavily involved in the construction of the very first Northern railroad, and in 1851 one of the trains was named Glen Grant.
 
James and John’s nephew, known as “The Major”, inherited the distillery in 1872. This legendary inventor, socialiser, and traveller was the first in the highlands to possess a car and the distillery was the first to have electric light. Fascinated by new ideas, he introduced the tall slender sills and purifiers which created the fresh malty flavour and the clear colour that defines the whisky to this day.
 
The latest addition to the range, the Glen Grant 16 Year Old has an abundance of Glen Grant fresh orchard fruit with a complex and intense finish.
 

Awards: 2012 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) Silver Outstanding
 
 
Appearance
Bright golden colour
Bouquet
Intense and smooth, rich orchard fruits
Palate
Soft, fresh with a good balance of ripe orchard fruits
Finish
Intensely fruity, long and lingering
Whisky style
Solid Single Malt whisky, clean and crisp with rich fruit
Cask type
Matures in Bourbon casks
Distillery
Glen Grant Distillery, Rothes, Morayshire, Speyside

For years my most memorable dram was my first: a flowery, sweet Glen Grant..."
(Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine, Issue 58)

Written by: Lucy Prosser

Lucy Prosser 

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