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A Masterclass in the art of creating cocktails with Grant’s

Brush up on your mixology skills ahead of the festive season with Grant’s.

If you’re a connoisseur of whisky cocktails or possess even a novice level of interest in premium whisky, you’ve heard of William Grant & Sons. The global premium spirits company at present is run by the fifth generation of the family. 

The company’s impressive assets include some of the finest scotch whisky’s including Grant’s Blended Scotch, the third largest selling Scotch whisky globally. In addition, there’s also the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich, The Balvenie range of handcrafted single malts and other iconic spirits brands such as Monkey Shoulder, Hendrick’s Gin and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.

Since its inception in 1887, the distillery officially stand as Scotland’s oldest continuously family-run blended whisky makers. With a great emphasis on quality and a closely guarded recipe, the company has managed to grow and expand on a global scale for decades.

Premium ingredients aside, the three-sided bottle immediately sets Grant’s apart at a bar. Designed in 1957 by Hans Schleger, the now distinctive Grant’s triangular bottle not only showcases the quality and colour of the whisky but also allows for efficient stacking and packing for global exports.

In 2017, Grant’s organized ‘The Greatest Job Interview in the World’, a competition to find their Global Brand Ambassador. Conquering 5,000 applicants, finalists, and several gruelling tests and interviews, Daniel Dyer finally achieved the coveted accolade. 

Daniel dyer also has experience with distilleries and cocktail making
Daniel Dyer, Global Brand Ambassador for Grant’s

Rich with experience within the industry at a number of distilleries across Scotland, Daniel (or Danny) has also lead tastings and made cocktails in Edinburgh’s most well-known whisky bars.

With one in every three bottles of Scotch single malt whisky consumed in India coming from its portfolio, William Grant & Sons have established an undeniable premium presence. Aside from being home to exclusive premium launches, India is also the only other place where the whisky is bottled. 

One of several notable spirits includes Grant’s Distinction. Exclusively launched on the Christmas of 2018 in Goa, it is now available pan-India. With its raisin cake richness that makes it highly mixable, Grant’s Distinction can undeniably stir up an intricate ambience. 

Retaining the ‘House style’ of Grant’s family, Grant’s Distinction has a robust, malty character with delicate fresh fruit flavours that brings a unique blend of sweet and spicy notes. It is derived from the finest of malt and grain whiskies, handpicked by master blender Brian Kingsman to appeal to the new generation of Scotch Whisky drinkers. 

Grant's distinction makes for great cocktails
Grant’s Distinction makes for some great cocktails

So go ahead and mix up some great cocktails courtesy of Grant’s, and breeze through the festivities. 

G&G (Grant’s & Ginger)

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Grant’s Distinction
  • 150 ml Ginger Ale
  • 1/2 lime

Method

  • Add Grant’s Distinction into an ice-filled glass
  • Top with Ginger Ale & squeeze half a lime
  • Garnish with a lime wedge

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