William Grant & Sons, the independent family owned spirits company, is thrilled to announce the launch of Grant’s Ale Cask Finish Blended Whisky, the only blended Scotch whisky available in the US finished for up to four months in barrels that have previously held ale.
Created by the Grant’s blending team, led by renowned Master Blender, Brian Kinsman, together with a small Scottish brewing company, the ale casks is said to give the whisky a distinctively creamy, malty and honeyed taste. The inspiration behind the blend derived from Kinsman’s observation that whisky lovers enjoyed pairing a pint alongside their Scotch whisky. The team decided to marry the two flavors in a blend and brokered a partnership with a local brewing company to develop the first ever ale cask finish whisky.
“I thoroughly enjoy working with different finishes on our blended whiskies – it’s a fascinating process to monitor the evolution…
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