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Grain Whisky is a variety of whisky that is made from grains other than malted barley. Malted Barley dominates Scottish whisky production however across the pond, the majority of whisky is made from Grain whether that be Maize, Corn or Rye among others.
Grain Whisky is becoming more popular in Scotland however with numerous Independent Bottlers such as Berry Brothers and Rudd, Carn Mor, Hunter Laing and Company and Douglas Laing and Company releasing a number of Grain expressions.
The whiskies themselves tend to be lighter and less flavourful than their Single Malt cousins but watch this space, the Grain whiskies are on the up...
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 54.5%%
Cameronbridge 27 Year Old - 1991 Vintage - The Chairman's Choice - Emporium Bottling. Douglas Laing's Emporiums are a small but perfectly formed collection of specialist Whisky retailers who carry a particularly impressive array of Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts, Exceptional Single Casks…
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 55.5%
Strathclyde Single Grain 11 Year Old - Douglas Laing & Co This is a great example of an 11 year old Single grain whisky aged in one sherry Butt. Distilled November 2005 Bottled July 2017 No colouring and bottled at 55.5% alc/vol. Nose : Sweet with dark molasses, coffee essence and an abundance …
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 51%
Garnheath 42 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Whisky An incredible single cask grain whisky from a closed distillery presented to us by Douglas Laing & Co. One refill Barrel deeming only 162 hand filled bottles. Distilled February 1974 Bottled November 2016 Nose : Elegantly spiced oak, lemon pe…
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 52.7%
Carsebridge 40 Year Old Single Grain. Another incredible single cask grain whisky from Douglas Laing & Co in Glasgow. One refill hogshead deeming only 215 hand filled bottles. Distilled October 1976 Bottled September 2017 Nose : Sweet barley sugar hard candy with later cereal tones. Palate : S…
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 43%
Compass Box say that the inspiration behind Hedonism is the pleasure and enjoyment that can be derived from an ideal marriage of grain spirit and high quality oak maturation. They also say that this whisky embodies the seductive femininity of grain whisky, whatever that means, we think it's a lovel…
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 59.2%
Bourbon and vanilla sweetness with notes of Demerara sugar and soft spiciness. Lightly spiced banana and vanilla. A delicate finish ensues, introducing mild notes of spice to sweet fudge.
Grain Whisky - 70cl / 55.7%
This is great example of a 21 year old grain whisky from the now sadly closed Port Dundas Distillery in Glasgow. Big and spiced on its candied nose initially- it warms to subtle spice suggestions plus powdered chocolate. The palate is massively sweet- lightly spiced - then mouth-coats in a honey, v…