This limited-edition single malt scotch whisky is rich in history, flavour and price!
Have you ever wondered what 60 years tastes like? Meet The Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition. It’s a limited-edition single malt scotch whisky that celebrates the six-decade-long career of Dennis Malcolm, a master distiller at The Glen Grant.
Valued at $38,950 and available in Australia right now, the limited-edition offering is bottled from a single ex-Oloroso sherry oak cask (No. 5040) that was filled on the 24th of October 1960. To date, it is the oldest bottling in the brand’s 181-year history, with just three decanters of the liquid available in Australia, and one in New Zealand.
An extremely rare and precious liquid, The Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition is an opulent spirit, displaying an elegance that can only be achieved with time and dedication. Harnessing The Glen Grant’s long, rich history and expertise of Dennis Malcolm, this expression marks an exciting new chapter for The Glen Grant, showcasing on the world’s stage the incredible six-decade career of the Master Distiller.
The oldest scotch whisky release; each bottle is marked with a unique number, and every one of the decanters has been made from hand-blown crystal glass, designed by world-renowned Glencairn Crystal Studio and based on the design of the distillery’s unique tall slender pot stills.
They are then nestled in an elegant presentation case crafted from sustainable walnut, each requiring over 15 hours of expert craftsmanship, encompassing intricate details which symbolise the unique aromas of The Glen Grant.
Each presentation case has the master distiller’s signature engraved on it and, of course, it includes a certificate of authenticity signed personally by Dennis Malcolm.
The Profile of the Limited-Edition, 60-Year-Old Whisky:
Glen Grant’s The Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition Aged 60 Years is bottled at 52.8% ABV and is non-chill filtered to retain optimal flavour and aroma. With a deep chestnut colour, the aroma starts with notes of vibrant Seville orange that give way to an unravelling of rich fruits and nuts; apricot, peaches, raisins, pecan nuts, and a hint of cigar.
Rich and fruity in taste with a beautiful balance of dark chocolate layered with treacle toffee, the taste has elements of a liquid fruit cake finished with long, lingering flavours of figs, dates, liquorice, and a slight touch of smoke.
Dennis Malcolm and The Glen Grant:
Born at The Glen Grant distillery in 1946, few in the worldwide spirits industry share the whisky-industry lineage of Dennis Malcolm. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Dennis started at the age of 15 as an apprentice cooper and later, as a manager, supervising the growing company’s nine distilleries.
In his current role as master distiller, Dennis has been an integral part of the brand and history, maintaining the malt’s distinctive character, all the while innovating and growing the range of award-winning expressions, including the newly introduced Arboralis and core expressions aged 10, 15, and 18 years.
Reflecting on his diamond anniversary, Malcolm remarks, “It’s never been a job to me, it’s been a way of life. I don’t like my actual birthday – that makes me a year older. But I like my milestones with The Glen Grant because it’s a year longer that I’m here. I can keep doing what I was destined to do.”
Malcolm’s careful craftsmanship and attention to detail has received worldwide acclaim, including recognition for his service by Queen Elizabeth II in 2016, when he was named as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The Glen Grant Dennis Malcolm 60th Anniversary Edition Aged 60 Years is priced at $38,950 and will be available at Dan Murphy’s stores in Mermaid Waters QLD, Double Bay NSW and Prahran Cellar VIC from Sunday 31 October 2021.