In 1949 the world, divided into two opposing camps, was still healing its post-war wounds. The NATO-founding North Atlantic Treaty was signed in Washington and the Council of Europe was established in Strasbourg. Orwell’s 1984 appeared in British bookshops. In a world that seems so distant today, the Glen Grant distillery produced whisky that was stored in cask number 187. Over the subsequent decades, it was waiting patiently to see daylight again. The world kept changing, political borders shifted, blocs collapsed. During that time, Glen Grant 1949 was slowly building its distinctive profile, relying on the richness of its sherry-soaked oak cask. Today, it reveals the full richness of its blend to whisky lovers, as it enters the market in a limited edition of merely 177 bottles.