70 Year Old Masterpiece Whisky
An Iconic Tribute
The Glen Grant Devotion is an exquisite 70-year-old single malt whisky, the oldest whisky ever released by the distillery, presented as a sculptural masterpiece. Inspired by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of unwavering dedication, resolute service, and profound devotion to nature. This shared commitment, embraced by forefather James ‘The Major’ Grant, lies at the very core of The Glen Grant.
The first of The Glen Grant Devotion decanters will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a Patron. With only seven beautiful, hand-blown decanters created, The Glen Grant Devotion is as rare as it is extraordinary. Following the Sotheby’s auction, the remaining six decanters will be available in select markets around the world.
A Work of Art
The Glen Grant Devotion was brought to life through the combined vision of Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm OBE and the distillery team, award-winning craftsman John Galvin and hot glass master Brodie Nairn of GLASSSTORM.
All seven of the unique decanters are presented as a mesmerising gem-shaped objet d’art, with seven facets celebrating each decade of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Each features a silver capsule, adorned with its own individually meaningful floral engraving as a celebration of her inspiring life. The jewel-like decanter is perfectly balanced within a striking wood sculpture handcrafted from a fallen elm tree discovered within the distillery gardens and features an intricate woven design of shapes and forms inspired by nature. The engraving on the sculpture’s silver diameter pays homage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite flower, the Lily of the Valley, and features the proud Thistle of Scotland.
At 70-years-old, The Glen Grant Devotion celebrates a rare achievement of perfect maturation and captures a lifetime of exquisite character. This single malt is sourced from a single Oloroso Sherry-seasoned French oak butt, filled on September 1st in 1953 at The Glen Grant distillery. The striking deep chestnut hues and gleaming golden tones combine with a definitive floral aroma of intense barley sugar, ripe peach, giving way to honey sweetness. The palate is captivated with rich dried fruits, raisins, sultana, dry spice with just a hint of oak. Showcasing the excellence at the heart of The Glen Grant’s expertise, the whisky is at a high strength of 55.5% ABV.
“In the true spirit of The Glen Grant, we bring together the inspiring legacy of our story with the personal devotion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to realise this exquisite masterpiece. To be devoted, is to show unwavering loyalty and love to something you care for deeply, which sits at the heart of our whisky-making philosophy, as well as shining through with our creative collaborators. This is a lifetime of character and legacy captured in a magnificent creation, like nothing we have ever seen.” – Master Distiller, Dennis Malcolm OBE
The first of the seven total decanters, each one-of-a-kind, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s from September 11-22. Following the auction of decanter Number One, the remaining six decanters will appear in select global markets with price available upon request, starting in October of 2023.