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Issue 112 - Royal visit to Glen Grant

Whisky Magazine Issue 112
June 2013


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Royal visit to Glen Grant

Royal visit to Glen Grant
His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, recently opened the new bottling hall at the Glen Grant Distillery.

The realisation of the project took 18 months to complete and now places Glen Grant in the position of being the only Speyside distillery to bottle all of its products on-site. The whole
production process from barley to bottle now takes place at this historical distillery

During his visit the Prince observed the bottling process and met staff as well as those involved in the construction of the new plant. He was given a tour of the distillery and its innovative tall slender stills and purifiers.

He went on to meet local school children at the Glen Grant Visitor Centre and was presented with a bottle of the limited edition Glen Grant Five Decades single malt whisky, the latest expression from the distillery.

Dennis Malcolm, master distiller said: “Glen Grant has always led the way in single malt production since it was founded in 1840. From our unique stills to bottling plant we continue to grow in our founders' vision.”

Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari: “The new bottling hall is another example of our commitment to Glen Grant and the Speyside region. We are very lucky to have an incredible and committed workforce, many whom have worked for Glen Grant for decades. It really was a great honour and pleasure meeting His Royal Highness for this important milestone at the Glen Grant distillery.”

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