Grain whisky is made from any cereal grains, although in practice today maize (corn) is most widely used. Unlike single malt whiskies, grain whisky is normally distilled in a column still rather than a potstill, meaning far greater volumes can be produced. Grain whiskies are the main ingredient in most blended Scotch whisky. Read More »
Distillery bottlings of Strathclyde Single Grain are incredibly rare. In fact this seems top be the first one we've ever had and there are none over on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor either! Aged for 12 years, this was bottled in 2013 by Chivas Brothers as part of their Cask Strength Edition series.
A 1988 vintage Invergordon single grain from independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. Almost all of the distillery's output, apart from independent bottlings such as these, goes into the Whyte & Mackay range of blends.
A 20 year old Port Dundas from 1990, the first grain whisky to be part of Diageo's yearly Special Releases range. This has a bit of history, starting with 3 years in bourbon casks before being 'finished' for a further 17 years in new European oak, first fill bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
A 47 year old whisky from Wm Grant's Girvan distillery, as selected by the folks at Clan Denny. Matured in a single refill barrel filled only a couple of years after the distillery started production, this is almost as old a whisky as you can find from Girvan.
A 1965 vintage whisky from the Invergordon grain distillery, aged for an impressive 47 years before bottling in 2013 by Clan Denny. Old grain is a style of whisky that's increasing in popularity and bottlings such as this show why.
A 1964 vintage Invergordon from independent bottlers Hunter Laing as part of their Sovereign range of single grain whiskies. Aged for 48 years in a single cask, which we presume from the tasting profile was an ex-bourbon one, this has notes of vanilla, toffee and apples.
A 1962 vintage grain whisky from North British distillery, which is sandwiched between the sporting venues of Heart of Midlothian FC's Tynecastle ground and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. Bottled at 50 years of age by Hunter Laing as part of their 'The Sovereign' series, this is an incredibly rich and complex whisky.
A 1978 vintage Port Dundas bottled by independent bottlers Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series. The distillery produces the grain used for Diageo's range of blended whiskies, including Johnnie Walker and Bell's. This was aged for 35 years before being released in 2013.
A independently released grain whisky from the Invergordon distillery, bottled by Adelphi. This was distilled way back in 1966 and matured for 46 long years before being bottled at cask strength in 2012.
In 2013, Grant's took the decision to introduce a range of Single Grain whiskies from their Girvan distillery in Ayrshire. The first release is this UK exclusive 25 year old, a hit at their masterclass at the 2013 Whisky Show, sweet, fruity and complex.
A 25 year old edition of Cameron Brig, bottled in 1999 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of John Haig receiving his first licence to distill. Cameron Brid is the single grain whisky produced at Cameronbridge distillery.