MGrant’s, the world’s number three Scotch whisky, this month 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 globally 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 our exceptional taste, with a new global brand refresh.– Philip Gladman, Grant’s Chief Marketing Office
About Triple Wood
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, 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: Ale Cask, 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 – three blended Scotch whiskies finished in a carefully selected final cask for greater depth of flavour.
Enjoyed for twenty years, Grant’s Ale Cask is the first blended Scotch to be finished in barrels that have previously held ale. Clean and fresh on the nose with creamy maltiness, it offers maple syrup, red apples and honey with hints of oak to the taste.
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.
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