Australia is the first global market to be given the chance to try The Glen Grant’s latest expression, Arboralis.
Arboralis, meaning “light from within the trees”, is aged in former bourbon and Spanish sherry oak casks that are sheltered by tall, ancient trees that line the Victorian gardens of The Glen Grant Distillery.
“We are very proud of our newest single malt, which we call our very own ‘liquid gold,’” said Dennis Malcolm, Master Distiller. “It’s particularly exciting to launch the product on the year of our 180th anniversary, to celebrate The Glen Grant’s heritage and inspire future generations of Scotch enthusiasts.”
Founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant in Rothes, in Speyside, Scotland, The Glen Grant distillery uses a double distillation process, introduced more a century ago by James ‘The Major’ Grant. The hand-designed, tall, slender stills and distinctive purifiers capture only the finest vapours, resulting in a refined and seductively smooth taste.
The whisky has a unique bright gold colour, with an aroma of dried raisins, honeysuckle, oaky malt notes and hints of lemon citrus. The taste sees oak and butterscotch merge with dried fruits, followed by a touch of light spice. The finish is long, with notes of malt, vanilla and pear.
It’s a dram with wide appeal, as the ultra-smooth flavour profile is suited to both the whisky novice and aficionado. Drinks Trade sipped it while eating dark chocolate, which proved to be an excellent pairing.
The Glen Grant Arboralis is available from liquor retail outlets for RRP $60.99.