About Grand Old Parr 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Born in 1483, Thomas Parr was an English farmer who is said to have lived for 152 years and 9 months. The farmer would have lived through the reign of 10 monarchs. Only when visiting King Charles I in London, did the ancient man finally pass away. By then he had become a symbol of maturity and wisdom. He was buried in Westminster Abbey as per the King's orders.
Scottish brothers James and Samuel Greenlees launched their whisky blending and merchant business in London in 1871, just as the demand for blended Scotch was on the rise. Believing that a combination of whiskies at the peak of their maturity would produce an extraordinary spirit, they proceeded to experiment in the search of one such perfect blend. This quest led them to achieve the status of legends as pioneers of the blended whisky business of the time. In 1909 they introduced Ancient Old Parr, named after another legendary figure whose wisdom and maturity are reflected on the whisky.
In 1941, the label was changed to Grand Old Parr. Today, the brand is owned by Diageo and features a 12-year-old and 18-year-old whisky in the Grand Old Parr lineup. The 18 is a blend of aged Scotch whiskies from Cragganmore. Bottled at 80 proof, the whisky is complex, full-flavored, and smooth.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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