Several British distilleries are getting in on the Diamond Jubilee celebrating the 60 years reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and such is the case with Scottish distillery Glen Grant. Bottled on February 2nd of this year, and distilled way back on February 2, 1952, this Glen Grant 60 Years old Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee whisky has matured in a Sherry cask for a full 60 years, making it one of the oldest whiskies ever released for sale. The Speyside whisky is packaged in a beautiful handmade decanter, individually numbered — there will only be 85 decanters available worldwide. Tasting notes, as compiled by Masters of Malt, include a Nose with a “Rich malt, an apple-y freshness which belies its age. A good hit of really decent honey is followed on the tail by cinnamon and allspice.” The Palate: “Initially slightly mineralic – reminiscent of a well-aged Riesling, as the honey from the nose powers through again. The freshness from the nose is still here – an absolutely magnificently juicy dram. Freshly-picked cherries join the apple, but there’s no hint of them having been stewed, these are fresh as a daisy.” Because that’s the last thing you want in your Scotch: a hint of stewed cherries. You can pick up a bottle of the highly coveted single malt scotch at Masters of Malt for only $12,700 (£7995).
Long live the Queen... only 85 bottles made for $12,700 each