It was the dream of William Grant to make the ‘best dram in the valley’ and five generations later, this still holds true. William Grant & Sons distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich, the world’s favourite single malt, The Balvenie range of handcrafted single malts and, Grant’s one of the world’s most loved blended Scotches. Today, William Grant & Sons is the third biggest Scotch whisky producer globally.
The Balvenie Handcrafted Malt Whisky
The Balvenie Distillery is lead by Malt Master David Stewart who ensures that each whisky in The Balvenie Single Malt Whisky range is unique, rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by a distinctive honeyed character. The central idea behind Balvenie is that it is created by craftsmen, filled with the soul that comes from craftsmen mixing their spirit, their life, and their body with the objects they make. Skilled craftsman David Stewart ensures that beautiful handcrafted whiskies are produced from The Balvenie Distillery. In Nairobi, whisky lovers may find Balvenie 12 Year Old Double Wood from The Balvenie range.
Glenfiddich Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich is the most awarded single malt whisky in the world. On Christmas day in 1887 founder William Grant watched the first pure Glenfiddich spirit flow from second-hand copper stills. A true family whisky, Glenfiddich is still run by William Grant’s pioneering family five generations later. The term “Glenfiddich” is Gaelic for “Valley of the Deer” which is reflected in the recognisable icon of the stag on every bottle — an icon based on the Monarch of the Glen painting which first appeared on bottles in 1986. Glenfiddich prides itself on the range of single malts that offer exploration from the signature Glenfiddich 12 Year Old to the unique 15 Year Old Solera, the 18 Year Old aged in small batches, the 21 Year Old finished in Caribbean rum casks or our rare and sublime Glenfiddich 50 year old expression.
Grants Blended Whisky
Grants Scotch Whisky has 58 industry awards and high accolades across the Scotch whisky range. Enjoyed in over 180 countries, the deliciously complex taste and long smooth finish is available in a range of exceptional variants including Grant’s Family Reserve, Signature, Select Reserve and the premium range Grants: 18 and 25 Year Old. The distinctive triangular shape of the bottle has been noted to be “the first scotch bottle to be designed specifically to fit the human hand”. Created by Hans Schleger in 1956 Germany, the bottle was designed to be a distinctive, elegant bottle that would showcase the quality and colour of Grants Scotch whisky. Five generations of Grants have maintained and closely guarded the original Grants recipe and hold the title of Scotland’s oldest continuously family-run, blending whisky makers.
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky
The term “Monkey Shoulder” dates back to the whisky making heritage. It references a temporary condition that maltmen sometimes picked up working long shifts turning barley by hand. It’s a tendency for the arm to hang down a bit like a monkey’s so it was nicknamed ‘Monkey Shoulder’. As working practices have since changed, the condition no longer exists and now the ‘Monkey Shoulder’ term lives on as an affectionate tribute to the malt-men who suffered for their art. Monkey Shoulder whisky is determined to mix things up in a world where tradition reigns. On it’s own, Monkey Shoulder is smooth and rich with notes of vanilla and hints of spice however it’s a great whisky to mix into a cocktail. With three Speyside malts blended together, this triple malt whisky is ready to receive its triple monkey badge.
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey
Tullamore D.E.W. is the story of the place, the people and the spirit. ‘D.E.W.’ stands for Daniel Edmund Williams, a master distiller and right hand man to Tullamore distillery owner Capt. Bernard Daly. Daniel was credited with bringing the telephone, electricity and motor vehicle to Tullamore however he is perhaps best known for the way he perfected his whiskey and brought revolutionary craftsmanship to Tullamore’s truest spirit. Tullamore is the original triple blended Irish whiskey and is known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity. The malt and pot still whiskey used in the blend impart the citrus and spicy notes tasted. The triple blended whiskeys patiently aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, developing its distinctive smoothness.