Campari releases €10,000 Glen Grant 50 YO; its most expensive whisky to date

A 50 year old vintage Glen Grant, distilled the year that saw the beginning of Beatles and the JFK assassination, and bottled after half a century when it reached its zenith- a robust, full-bodied and perfectly balanced single malt of distinction. as part of the distillery’s rare series. Gruppo Campari has unveiled the limited edition Glen Grant 50 Year Old, its most expensive whisky to date as a fitting tribute to the innovation and whisky craftsmanship woven into the legend of the Speyside distillery.

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Only 150 bottles of this exclusive timeless collector’s item will be released globally.
Each piece is unique and handcrafted in every sense – presented in a hand-blown crystal glass decanter, masterfully created and individually refined by the skilled craftsmen at Glencairn Crystal, the last family-owned crystal glass company in Scotland.

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Each decanter is hand engraved, hand numbered and finished with the number 50 in 18-carat gold lettering. The design of the decanter is an exact replica of Glen Grant’s tall, slender pot stills and is housed in a copper-lined Scottish oak box.

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The Glen Grant 50 is both aged and timeless. “Only time measures our pursuit of perfection. I have protected and cared for this barrel for 50 years, letting it breathe and patiently waiting for the magic and interaction of whisky and wood,” Dennis Malcolm, current Glen Grant master distiller said in a release.

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Starting from €10,000 ($13,700 approx.), the Glen Grant 50 will be launched in Asia’s Travel Retail Market from Friday March 21. As of June 2014, it will be launched internationally in other duty free and domestic markets.

[Via – Newswire]