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Chinese New Year: Gordon & MacPhail to put the last 50 bottles of Glen Grant 72 YO for sale

The last 50 bottles of a Glen Grant 72 YO single malt Scotch whisky from Gordon & MacPhail went on sale for £50,000 ($66,959) each.

Created by investment specialist Premier Whisky and independent Scotch whisky bottler Gordon & MacPhail, the rare single malt was distilled by Speyside producer Glen Grant in 1948.

The liquid was matured in an ex-Sherry American oak cask. It is presented in a cut crystal decanter and only 290 bottles were produced.

Glen Grant 72 Years Old was introduced in January 2021, when the 88th bottle was auctioned at Bonhams Hong Kong. Collectors have already snapped up 200 bottles of this whisky. The final allocation of 50 bottles will be available for purchase after Chinese New Year (February 1-3).


Glen Grant 72: “an incredible and very rewarding whisky”.

Once the bottle hits the secondary market, it is expected to top £100,000 ($133,872). “This is an incredible and very rewarding whisky,” said Charles MacLean MBE, whisky writer and Master of the Quaich.

Although I have rarely come across whiskies of such an advanced age, I am usually skeptical of very old malts: they lose vitality and tend to become brittle and flat, usually due to their low alcohol content. Not in this case.

I can honestly say that it is one of the best malts I have had the pleasure of tasting in forty years of professional exploration.”

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Photo credit: Glen Grant 72 years of Gordon MacPhail. 

Gordon & MacPhail achieved a world record last September when it released the oldest single malt Scotch whisky ever produced, Generations 80 Year Old. This bottle became the world’s oldest malt whisky sold at auction in October 2021.

Also in October last year, Glen Grant released a 60-year-old single malt in honor of its master distiller, Dennis Malcolm.

Last November, Gordon & MacPhail unveiled a unique collection of Scotch whisky with rare bottlings priced at £100,000.


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