Grant’s, the world’s number three Scotch whisky, today announces a global brand refresh, which includes striking new packaging with a renaming of its signature blend, a refined core range and a new direction for its communications campaign. Launching from July 2018 Grant’s Triple Wood is a new way of communicating the superiority of the liquid through its whisky making process for a smooth, rich and mellow taste.
“While other blended whiskies are declining, Grant’s continues to go from strength to strength, leapfrogging others to become the world’s number three Scotch whisky. As the whisky that holds the family name, we have big ambitions to be the most distinctive player in Scotch whisky and are proud to celebrate our Triple Wood maturation, the key to ourexceptional taste, with a new global brand refresh.” – Philip Gladman, Grant’s Chief Marketing Officer
About Grant’s Triple Wood and Triple Wood Smoky
The use of wood plays an important role in the creation of Grant’s. Using the same formula for the last 130 years, 60% of its flavour is drawn from cask influence, rather than being aged in just one type of cask. Grant’s Triple Wood liquid is rested in three types of cask – Virgin Oak which provides spicy robustness, American Oak lending subtle vanilla smoothness and Refill Bourbon bringing brown sugar sweetness – for a truly rich, smooth and mellow taste.
Also using the Triple Wood process, new expressions, Grant’s Triple Wood Smoky, is matured in three types of casks. Master Blender, Brian Kinsman increases the addition of peated whiskies within the blend, resulting in a smooth, rich and subtly smoky taste.
A Simplified Range: Rum Cask and 8 year old Sherry Cask Editions
Grant’s Master Blender, Brian Kinsman and his team have spent decades experimenting by pairing Grant’s traditional whisky blends with unusual flavour profiles. The result was Grant’s Cask Editions –blended Scotch whiskies finished in a carefully selected final cask for greater depth of flavour. Combining the traditional whisky blend with exotic flavours from the Caribbean, Grant’s Rum Cask Edition is matured in oak barrels before ageing further in barrels that previously held rum. Vibrant and sweet with tropical fruits and a hint of banana reveal rich vanilla oak and a touch of sweet spice. Grant’s 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish spends eight years ageing in oak barrels before it matures further in Oloroso Sherry casks handpicked from Spain by Brian Kinsman. An immediate oaky vanilla sweetness is counterbalanced with rich malty notes. A few drops of water bring out deep, dried fruits and subtle woody spices.
“The Triple Wood process is at the very heart of what we create here at Grant’s. As a result of ageing our whiskies in three different casks our Triple Wood is distinctive to taste, with a balance of qualities drawn from the character of the wood. I love the complexity of spice, smooth vanilla and the sweet edge gathered from that combination of three casks.”– Brian Kinsman, Master Blender
Grant’s believes that great things happen when working together and it is through this power of collaboration and shared passion that Triple Wood is made. It takes 198 pairs of hands to make Grant’s whisky from grain to glass, with a totally shared commitment to the process. With five generations of the Grant family making whisky since 1887, Grant’s remains the only blended whisky producer to have its own Stillman (‘The Maker’), Cooper (‘The Muscle’) and Master Blender (‘The Master’) working together in one place, which is celebrated in a new global communications campaign. Having craftsmen’s expertise under one roof means the collaborative process is seamless.
Specialist expertise is passed from one generation to the next, meaning that the whisky created is of a consistently high quality with the same Grant’s taste and aroma.
Official Tasting notes:
Grant’s Triple Wood
Nose: Complex, clean with notes of ripe pear and summer fruits
Palate: Balances vanilla sweetness with malty and light floral fragrances
Finish: Long and sweet with a subtle hint of smoke
Grant’s Triple Wood 70cl and 1L will be available from August onwards in all major retailers, replacing Grant’s Family Reserve. RSP £15.00 and £19.50
Grant’s Triple Wood Smoky
Nose: A distinct smoky aroma with subtle notes of fruit, malted oats and toasted almonds
Taste: The initial smokiness is soon succeeded with a soft, sweet fruitiness and a hint of citrus
Finish: The smoke returns with a velvety smoothness and a touch of dry tannin
Grant’s Triple Wood Smoky will be available in H2 2018, stockists to be confirmed. RSP £19.00
Grant’s Rum Cask Finish
Nose: Rich maltiness and tropical fruit
Taste: Vibrant and sweet with tropical fruits and a hint of banana reveal rich vanilla oak and a touch
of sweet spice
Finish: Long-lasting and sweet
Grant’s Rum Cask Finish will be available from July onwards in Sainsbury’s. RSP £19.00
Nose: A balance of green apple, blossom and a soft vanilla oakiness enveloped in a gentle
Taste: An immediate oaky vanilla sweetness is counterbalanced with rich malty notes. A few
drops of water bring out deep, dried fruits and subtle woody spices
Finish: Sweet with a hint of woody spice
Grant’s 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish will be available in H2 2018, stockists to be confirmed.