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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glen Grant: official bottlings

Glen-Grant

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
(This is a single malt, despite the indication "Pure malt"on the label)
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74/100
Personal Comment

The nose recalls apple hints, and the whole has a slightly acid character, which is far from unpleasant. A finish of average length, and the whole is a whisky with a good quality-price ratio.
74/100
A second tasting did not change anything to the first impression concerning this malt. A slightly malted after-taste following the slightly acid apple hints characterize the finish. A nice bottle, not really the best one...
74/100
A quite fruity nose, without complexity nor surprise. In the palate, a rather fresh whisky, with some fruit dominance too, but quite linear and leaving an impression of a clear lack of power. An average finish, slightly acid and without much depth.
74/100
A rather fresh nose, very frutiy but without complexity. Ripe apples with a touch of tangerine (or at least some sweet citrus fruit). In the palate, a certain lack at character, fruity notes, ripe apple. An impression of "watery alcohol" . A fruity finish, relatively long and a slight bitterness after a while.
74/100


Glen-Grant

Cask Strength Edition 14 years

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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80/100
Personal Comment
The nose is rather discrete. A malt domination is felt by the palate. A lack of complexity is also characteristic of this whisky. A short finish, and the whole results is a rather common whisky. I consider this bottling as a second rate whisky.
70/100
The conclusion of the second tasting was completely different. The nose is rather rich, with smoky hints and a strong domination of toasted barley. The taste is pleasant and the finish has an average length. The alcohol does not hinder the appreciation of this malt.
84/100
The third tasting was much like the second one. Still a rich nose, with a hint of smoke and some hints of citrus fruit. In the mouth, a mix of citrus and malted barley on a fruity background (pear spirit). A rather short finish where the memory of the fruit remains quite present.
84/100
The nose is lightly fruity, pear or apple, but nice spicy, peppery hints come over after a while. A rather complex sweetness. In the mouth, a nice attack, marked by both citrus fruits (orange and lemon) and a nutty taste which remains on the backgroune. A lingering and warm finish, between the fruit and discrete wood.
84/100

Glen Grant: Independent bottlings

Glen-Grant

Scott's Selection 1973

Collection
Natural Cask Strength
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
58,2 %
Bottler
Scott's Selection
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
The colour is amber. The nose is rich, with a hint of smoke. The rather balanced taste gives an impression of fullness, with some after taste marked by candied sugar.
The finish is long with cinnamon touch
Personal Comment
A real explosion of fragrances at the very first nosing... announces immediately an exceptional whisky. I found all the richness of a whisky matured in sherry casks, like Macallan. This cask strength is easier to taste after having added some water. An exceptional finis. A very great bottle. An expensive one as well...
84/100
A second tasting confirmed the first one. However, the richness of the fragrances and the taste, the delicacy of the finish, despite an evident sherry domination, the very great pleasure I had drinking this exceptional malt made me change my first quotation.
88/100
This remains a wonderful bottle. A very rich nose, mixing sherry, wood and smoke. In the palate, the sherry is rather present, but does not hide the other aromas, chocolate and tobacco a. o., which make this bottle a great bottle. A very long finish, with smoke, wood, chocolate and a lot of joy.
88/100
The nose expresses a rare complex intensity, with very nice hints of ripe fruits, citrus and a refined woody impression on the background. Pepper and spices are not missing neither. A very nice balance as far as the nose is concerned. In the palate, a mx of woody and fruity (apple and citrus) touches give an excellent impression of contrast between the wood bitterness and the fruit sweetness. A nearly perfect balance between contradictory aromas. A very nice finish, lingering and warm, leaving a memory of dry fruits.
88/100

Glen-Grant

Murray McDavid Mission 1969

Collection
Mission
Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
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86/100
Glen Grant 1969
Personal Comment
The nose is both fruity and spicy and reveals exotic fruits and apples on a quite woody background with some remote slightly acid hints. The nose announces a remarkable complexity. The palate is on the same level, and some beautiful woody hints appear first, before leaving some room to nice smooth fruity touches. A very great finish, very long and recalling essentially the nice woody and pleasantly bitter character of this exceptional bottle.
88/100
The nose reveals delicate woody notes and discrete fruity hints. A nice balance, with a touch of smoke behind. The mouth is dry, rather complex, with a mix of fruits and light hints of woody bitterness. The finish is long, marked by a slight bitterness too.
84/100

Glen-Grant

Provenance: 10 years, Summer distillation

Collection
Provenance
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: summer 1991 Bottling: autumn 2001
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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78/100
Glen Grant 10 ans Provenance
Light, greenish gold in colour, it is good and mellow, a little toffee-nosed - a young aristocrat so to speak. It has a light, medium weighted body with a palate carrying sugary and butterscotch overtones.This leads to a fine upperclass finish which is sweet and long lasting.
(Note by the producer)
Personal Comment
A very fruity nose, ripe appel and pear, melon. An impression of great sweetness. In the mouth, nice contrasts between the sweetness announced by the nose and some slitghtly acid hints, green apple an cut grass. The finish is slightly behind the expectations with some acid touches and discrete woody, or at least a bit bitter hints.
79/100
A fruity nose, ripe apple, very smooth. In the palate, smoothess still dominates, mixing fruity and slightly woody notes. A great freshness too. The finish is interesting, but it's nothing to write home about...
79/100

Colour: Straw
A fresh nose, dominated by a nice mix of cut grass and ripe yellow fruit. Some wax notes give an interesting complexity. Other odors are added after some moments, like strange keys meat juice mixed with floral notes.
The mouth is first rather discrete, contrasting sharply with the nose and first impressions are fruit before taking a strange twist, mixing a strange bitterness (suze) and fruity notes.
The finish prolongs perfectly the mouth. This strange bitterness dominates long enough for a relatively neutral final.
The nose was very promising, too bad the mouth and final are not the same ilk.
76/100



Glen-Grant

Rare Auld Cask Strength 36 years

Collection
Rare Auld Cask Strength
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Cask
Sherry
Cask number
single cask 818
Dates
Distil: 02-1970 Bottling: 10-2006
Bottle
48 of 190 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 79/100
Glen Grant DT 36
Personal Comment
A very nice nose marked by sherry with woody hints. Very nice balance announcing an interesting complexity in a pleasant smoothness. This mouth is rather surprising, as it is not on the same palette as the nose was. Rather rough and first very bitter, with lots of woody notes, a touch of acidity and quite an alcohol impression. It developes slowly to balance, but the mouth is clearly less interesting than the nose. The finish is relatively long, with the same woody bitterness. This bottle deserves certainly a new chance after a few days, in the hope the aeration will fade the dominance of woody hints and present more pleasant aromas.
79/100
Color: Dark Mahogany
The nose is extremely marked by notes of sherry, with the smells of plum jam. The whole has a certain complexity and unquestionable balance despite the obvious domination of sherry.
The palate is very different from the nose. Strongly influenced by acid notes that take the place of wood and drought that characterized the first impression, the mouth held nothing of the sweetness announced in the nose.
Would be dealing with a whisky that had spent too much time in the barrel? ...
The finish is of medium length and marked by acid notes from the mouth mixed with a hint of sherry.

Note: More than six years have passed between the first and second tasting. Little change.
80/100

Glen-Grant

1955

Age
50 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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Forum 88/100
Glen Grant 1955
Colour: Deep golden orange.
Nose: Sherry and ripe fruit aromas with a delicate perfumed note.
Body: Smooth.
Palate: Sherry wood with dry, herbal flavours and a touch of peat smoke.
Finish: Drying.
Personal Comment
A nose slightly dominated by refined woody hints and some nice touches of sherry, together with floral and spicy hints. No aggressiveness at all, a very nice balance and a very pleasant complexity.
In the palate, a very fine and elegant woody bitterness seems to dominate nice sherry hints. After a while some chocolate notes and spices appear, giving the drinker a great pleasure.
The finish is exceptionally long and pleasant, with its touches of walnut a its sherry hints.
88/100

Glen-Grant

The Cross Hill, 1971

Collection
The Cross Hill
Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Glen Grant Jack Wieber 1971
Personal Comment
A remarkably balanced nose. Sherry, plum, ripe fruits, nice complexity. All the fragrances mix harmoniously to make a general pleasant impression. Great smoothness without concession. The nose is close to perfection.
The mouth expresses the same complex smoothness, with it's sherry notes, hints of ripe fruit ant this nice light chocolate bitterness, and here also an amazing balance.
The finish is exceptionally long. After the first chocolate notes and the nice sherry memories, some woody bitter notes appear and remain for long minutes.
This is a marvellous whisky!
88/100

Glen-Grant

Coopers Choice 1977

Collection
Coopers Choice
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky company
Cask
Sherry
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88/100
Glen Grant 1977
Personal Comment
A remarkably balanced nose. Sherry, plum, ripe fruits, nice complexity. All the fragrances mix harmoniously to make a general pleasant impression. Great smoothness without concession. The nose is close to perfection.
The mouth expresses the same complex smoothness, with it's sherry notes, hints of ripe fruit ant this nice light chocolate bitterness, and here also an amazing balance.
The finish is exceptionally long. After the first chocolate notes and the nice sherry memories, some woody bitter notes appear and remain for long minutes.
This is a marvellous whisky!
88/100
A clearly sherry marked nose with plum and coffee hints. Quite an expressive nose.
In the palate, sherry is dominating again with a light touch of bitterness developing on coffee hints, drawn in the sherry. A very light touch of wood as well. A remarkable whole.
The finish is obviously sherryish. Lingering and pleasantly warm.
The impressions of the first tasting are more than confirmed.
88/100

Glen-Grant

Single Malts of Scotland, 34 years.

Collection
The Single Malts of Scotland
Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
54,9 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 2380
Dates
Distil: 30/10/1972 Bottling: 18/9/2007
Bottle
447 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 92/100
Glen Grant 1972 Single Malts of Scotland
Personal Comment

The very first nose is pure sherry... A very nice fresh and fruity sherry. But not only sherry... A real fragrance explosion. This announces a very nice tasting. Plum, walnut, some vanilla, ripe pear, etc all jumbled up together.
The mouth confirms the nose impressions, with this mix of bitterness and acidity. Unripe walnuts, sherry, a touch of citrus fruit, then chocolate and sherry again. A touch of alcohol...
The finish is amazingly complex and lingering. Here also... sherry, chocolate and walnuts. Light bitterness and freshness.
Just happiness...!
90/100


Glen-Grant

Aged 27 years

Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
51,6 %
Bottler
Bladnoch forum bottlings
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Glen Grant 27 Bladnoch
Personal Comment
An extremely nice nose, both floral and fruity. Ripe fruits (pear, red berries) and light hints of sherry. This nose is both very pleasantly perfumed and deliciously complex.
In the palate, the nice fruity character shares the attention with slightly woody notes which make the mouth rather dry, while keeping this nice complexity as announced by the nose.
The finish is pleasant, even though a little bit too dry and slightly woody. However, all nuances from the mouth are kept here, even if one could regret this woody dominance.
Anyway, another great Bladnoch bottling.
84/100

Glen-Grant

Aged 36 years

Collection
Butterflies
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Sherry
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Glen Grant 36 TWA
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

The witC's Bottlings 2010

Collection
The WitC's Bottlings
Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
62,2 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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84/100
Glen Grant Witch4
Personal Comment
The nose is immediately filled by fruity smoothness. Peach, pear contrasting with some discrete smoky hints and a touch of bitterness. Complex nose and very pleasant balance.
The mouth is fruity too. Green fruit. Green apple and a great freshness. No hinder at all due to the high percentage of alcohol.
The finish is long and very fresh. The memory of the green apple mixed with some acid drop impressions stays for long minutes.
An excellent vintage.
84/100

Glan Grant: Samples

Glen-Grant

Hart Brothers 29 years

Collection
Hart Brothers
Age
29 years
Alcohol percentage
53,6 %
Bottler
Hart Brothers
Cask
Sherry
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88/100

Rich, dark mahogany colour. Wonderful sherry nose with floral notes. Full bodied with hints of banana, chocolate and of course sherry and vanilla. Warm, lingering aftertaste.

(sample received during a visit to Hart Brothers)

Personal Comment
A superb nose mixing sherry and cut grass. A touch of light bitterness and a discrete hint of smoke appear after a few seconds.
In the palate, first impression is a woody bitterness, a very nice feeling of deepness marrying nicely with the sherry notes which are clearly present.
The finish mixes amazingly the wood and the sherry, in a perfect balance.
88/100

Glen-Grant

1963

Age
40 years
Alcohol percentage
40,0 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Dates
Distil: 1963 Bottling: 2003
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88/100
Glen Grant 1963
Personal Comment
A remarkable nose, where a perfect balance between sherry and wood announces a marvelous whisky. On the background, some notes of smoke and a touch of fruits, but this hints are clearly dominated by the couple sherry-oak. Despite this clear dominance, lots of subtlety and a marvelous complexity. The mouth would even have been better without dilution, but it remains a very good whisky. Just like during the nosing, the association oak-sherry dominates clearly the other aromas, but this whisky remains very subtle and complex. The finish is on the same palette as the mouth and the nose, oak and sherry, subtle other hints. I dare not imagine this bottle at cask strength. It would have been nearly perfect.
88/100

Glen-Grant

1969 (for Van Wees, Holland)

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
48,4 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Personal Comment
Such a spicy nose is rather unusual. Sherry hints, lots of pepper, some wood, a touch of liquorice and ripe fruit announcing a great whisky.
In the palate, the first impression is some clear acid bitterness, hints of yeast and wood developing slowly on better balance. The first sip is quite deceiving, but fortunately develops well.
The finish is very long, nicely balanced between the memories of the fruit and those of the wood. Nicer than the mouth was.
Nose and finish are excellent, palate is just good.
84/100

Glen-Grant

The ultimate single malt collection 1990

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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84/100
Personal Comment
A powerful and pleasant nose where dry fruit and discrete sherry mix with a touch of wood and some hints of polish.
The mouth is very pleasant as well and nicely complex even if it is less powerful than the nose was. A fruity impression (plum jam) and a quick development on chocolate notes and a (growing) touch of wood . A very nice bottle.
The finish prolongs perfectly the mouth and this impression of woody chocolate remains for minutes.
Another excellent quality-price ratio.
84

Glen-Grant

Prenzlow Portfolio Collection 1970

Collection
Prenzlow Portfolio Collection
Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
55,1 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Glen Grant Jack Wieber 1970
Personal Comment
A real sherry-monster at nosing, with a nice influence of wood and hints of mint, chocolate and a pleasant slight bitterness. In the palate, the mix of sherry with slightly woody notes gives this whisky a nice character, even if sherry is clearly dominating. Niec complexity, excellent whisky for sherry lovers. The finish is long and warm, prolonging exactly the mouth feeling, and with the same sherry domination
84/100

Glen-Grant

1972-2011

Collection
Grotesques Crocs
Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
52,8 %
Bottler
The Whisky Agency
Cask
Refill sherry hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1972 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
215 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The first nose is quite aggressive, with this obvious alcohol betrayed by tingling. This first impression fades after a few moments to make room for an impressive smell made of fruit and wood. Presence of solvents, but obvious domination of this elegant fruity-woody mixture. A perfect balance. Notes of hazelnut complete the picture.
The palate is very complex, traveling between the initial acid notes to some great nutty notes with a pleasant and noble bitterness. A perfect balance between the various components.
The finish is long and warm, and always this balance between wood, walnut and discreetly fruity notes.
A whisky to taste. Not really "easy drinkable" but exceptionally rich if you make the effort to appreciate it.
91/100


Glen-Grant

Thirty Eight

Collection
W&M Collector's Edition
Age
38 years
Alcohol percentage
53,2 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask number
single cask 6665
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 2012
Bottle
114 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-04 87/100
Glen Grant 20, Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Amor57
Sulfur! At the service, one wonders if it's whisky. I exaggerate, of course, but the cabbage is present and dominates, thankfully soon replaced by a superb blend of wood and spices. With aeration, even slight, nose is growing disproportionately: orange marmalade, lilac, peony, smoked, honey, apricot drying, light vinegar, ginger bread. Mouth, after an attack clean and precise, is enriched with mint, cinnamon and cloves and iodine, salt. The finale, a beautiful length, rest on the same pallet and ends on the barley sugar, orange and star anise.
A whisky which is extremely precise, incredibly rich. Beautiful.
93/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Deep gold.

Nose: Gee! I do like this! Very expressive. Okay, perhaps is it slightly hot (54%?), but who cares? This is so intense and vibrant! Rich on all kind of ripe fruits. Mostly yellow plums (do you know “Mirabelle eau de vie”?), but also peaches and pineapple juice. The influence of oak is obvious, with quite some lactones (pencil shavings), but I like this kind of oak bomb.

Mouth: The oak is big, granted. But despite its age (probably over 35yo), it remains very lively thanks to fresh citrusy notes. Dry and astringent, but mellowed by nice honeyed notes and a pleasant waxiness. Thus, the alcohol seems better integrated than on the nose.

Finish: Long and slightly bitter, with a late and enjoyable return of fruitiness.

Comment: An intense, dry, oaky, crispy, fruity old Speysider. Some may find it “too much”, I just had a crush on it.

92/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: old gold
Nosing: beautiful nose, exotic fruit, De Monte banana's, lime soda, tangerines. Very pleasant
Tasting: full body, very juicy. Honey, barley, citrus fruits, clear and refreshing. Some late pepper. Definitely cask strength.
Finish: a delightful mix of fruit, barley and spice. Very long.

92/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Mars
Nose: Powerful aromas with Bubblegum, citrus, star fruit.
After aeration: Solvent and blood orange.

Mouth: Citrus, lemon, lemongrass, slightly sweet and bitter. The power is still there. Becomes very lemony after addition of water.

Finish: Long with citrus, lemon, lemongrass and still some bitterness.

Comments: A very nice whiskey in the register : woody-fruity-bitter. However, it lacks a little something to totally convince me.

90/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
A very pleasant nose, subtly dominated by notes of nuts and spices are not lacking. A slight musty feel that does not hinder, but rather gives this whisky a nice stamp. Aeration makes it just better.
On the palate, the first impression totally confirms the nose. Lovely delicately woody notes, nuts, a touch of acidity, delicate spices, a subtle balance between all these nuances. No discomfort due to alcohol. Nothing but pleasure.
The finish is long and warm and keeps a long time that slightly woody taste that made the pleasure of the mouth.
89/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Golden, light shade of brass.
Nose: An easy, very delectable fruitiness, cooked apples and quinces, later porridge. Very nice. Strong whiffs of alcohol suggest a higher strength.
Taste: My first impression of the alcohol seems to be confirmed, the apples now more discreet, combining very well with a tender smoky touch. Very fine herbal bitter (Oakwood) notes. With water the taste is still very full and round, just a wee touch sweeter. With even more water the malty notes are very fine combining with a subtle sweetness and the bitter notes (Angsutura) leading well into the long and round
Finish: Firm, long and extra dry.
Conclusion:Very well balanced, maybe not a great old malt, but exactly my cup of tea.
Guesswork: I may sure be wrong, but my first guess is: Springbank, I give the whisky not more than 10 years.

89/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by ALouis
Color: Light Amber
Nose: Very elegant, very fragrant, about marzipan, fresh fruit, floral, slightly malty, lots of spices and a little rose water.
With a little water, honey appears, along with notes of wax and polish.
Taste: Slightly less complex than the nose but even elegant and perfumed, we have the exuberance of a bourbon mixed with the balance of a whisky.
Spices, incense, overripe fruit, cake toast, coconut and a little chocolate.
With a little water, it becomes classic marzipan, fruits and spices els.
Finish: long on vanilla and coconut
89/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Roblanza
color: light ochre
Nose: Mild, vanilla, peach and banana fruitiness, fresh wood
taste: mild sweetness, vanilla, peaches and banana also, later more powerful herbs,
full strong finish
88/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Pompix
Marzipan alcohol, funfair lolly pop, white fruits, and then lemon after a long time.
In mouth, attack is half sweet half acid. After a few minutes, mouth becomes fruitier with wax and flowers notes combined with lemon.
Nice evolution.

86/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: yellow gold
nose: low to medium intensity, alcohol fairly well integrated, vegetables, lemon, malty sweetness, oily, noble rot (like grapes for straw or ice wine)
taste: medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, creamy, vegetables, acidity, herbs liquor (like Jägermeister), spicy pepper on the finish
finish: medium

Conclusion: A whisky of good quality and very different in the nose and the taste

86/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Dede
Colour: Old gold
Nose: apple, and apple and yet apple! Pleasant but somewhat one-dimensional ... Let's give him some time. The dominance does not seem to change, but are emerging hints of vanilla, a little nutmeg and ginger, a few clippings. This is somewhat complex, but fresh, spring, pleasant.
Taste: spicy apple juice and especially highly alcoholic. This is because it stings ... We'll have to add a little water. Yes, it's better that way, even if he wins a little bitterness. Apple, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, a simple but very nice combo.
Finish: Quite long, fruity and spicy.

Conclusion: A nice malt who shamelessly sip when diluted.
85/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: lively, fresh, mineral and slightly spicy. One side a bit "hydrocarbon"-like. Dust / cellar. Fast evolving with even exotic notes!
Palate: dry, crisp and quite sweet. Very expressive even if something is going on (too melted?). Fresh and fruity / vegetable. Slightly woody unless this is a subliminal smoke. Final medium and also too gentle.
Conclusion There can be a real potential, but far too hidden to convince totally and especially not to be frustrating. Difficult to say more ...
84/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Yellow Gold.
Nose: nose first very gentle but hard to describe. Slightly acid, the impression of both an ointment and a dressing. Oh, at once, is accurate and becomes vegetal, herbaceous and slightly floral. Floral and vegetal develop together while keeping it oiled side. Not bad rancio.
The water reduces the intensity of the nose, staying on the same key notes.
Mouth: A continuation of the nose, including rancio. Alcohol is very present with the time.
The water made amazingly appear salt, smoke, and an impression of peat.
Final: In the immediate extension of the mouth, starts on the same note of alcohol a bit aggressive, almost raspy. Astringent, pungent, slightly woody.
Water softened and extends the final.

Comment: Difficult to analyze and describe, not easy to define, but nice notes of rancio. Without really transfigure it, water makes it a little more obvious on the palate and finish without really making it more pleasant.
84/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: wax, nuts, vanilla, fruit in background and slightly mineral
Taste: Vegetal, woody, slightly bitter aftertaste
Medium finish

Profile pretty special but pleasant
82/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by Arno
Nose: powerful, with spices (curry, Asian herb seasoning), leather, smoked malt, and much more on dry wood, chips, cardboard, dust ... This side continues with a synthetic smell of varnish, glue or white spirit. Aeration dismisses these hints, and brings up the vanilla, almonds, candied fruit, apple & cereal, which is better, although the synthetic odors are never far away.
Palate: intense on fresh apple, hot spices (curry), malt, a touch of smoke. Woody, with a clear note of varnish, which becomes pungent & acidic unfortunately. The water makes it all better integrated, but does nothing appear again.
Final: Notes of oak (almond, licorice) & leather
Conclusion: Damage to these unpleasant flavors. Average.
81/100
WDTS2012-04
Comment by mapi
Color: Light gold with brown-green hints.

Nose: Camphor ointment. alcohol closes a little nose. With aeration there are hints of dried flowers and potpourri as fennel seeds.

Mouth: the mouth is strongly influenced by alcohol. it lacks balance. Pomaded and creamy texture.

Final: Final is fruity (apricot) and provides notes of nutmeg. It ends with a sensation of custard
79/100

Glen Grant Not in collection

Glen-Grant

1958-2008

Age
50 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 3811
Dates
Distil: 1958 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
361 btls
links & average quote
96/100
Glen Grant 1958-2008
Personal Comment
Background: This Glen Grant, distilled 1958 and bottled 2008 by Gordon & MacPhail is a Single Cask (Sherry butt No. 3811) whisky which was sold exclusively to Sweden. It's limited to the 361 bottles which that particular cask yeilded.

Date of tasting: 17/8 2008
Apperance: Old oak, almost like brown sherry
Nose: A very round and mellow nose with extraordinary complexity. I expected a whisky this old to be very tired and overly oaky, but it suprises in many ways. Immediately detectable are some musty aromas, old wood, pencil ink and fresh spices, almost a whole spice rack in there. There are also some dried fruits, but less than in many younger sherry matured whiskies I've tasted in the past. Chocolate pralines and bitter almond are also present. One of the mos! t satisfying noses I've experienced ever.
Body: Medium
Palate: Huge palate, truly epic. If the nose was great, this is even better. There are of course lots of wood associated flavours in there, but again less than expected in such an ancient dram. It fills the mouth in a wonderful harmony of powerful flavours. It's not tired in any way. First there's some sweet liqorice, then ginger and dry oak, then spices, dried herbs and deep nutty flavours and chocolate pudding. The finish is very, very long and develops a slightly bitter tingle like very dark chocolate, but only hints of it. A magic dram with staggering complexity and smoothness, yet intensity of flavours. Truly an ace and much better than expected.
96/100

Glen-Grant

No age statement

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
80/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

33 years

Age
33 years
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
Hart Brothers
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
91/100
Glen Grant Hart Brothers 33
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

1956-2005

Age
49 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
links & average quote
94/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
Sherry
links & average quote
86/100
Glen Grant 21 GM
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

Old Malt Cask, 1975

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
Refill Hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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links & average quote
Forum 75/100
Glen Grant 34 omc
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

36 years, 1973-2010

Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
46,2 %
Bottler
Kintra
Cask
refill sherry
Cask number
single cask 6591
Dates
Distil: 07.1973 Bottling: 04.2010
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links & average quote
Forum 90/100
Glen Grant 72
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

1972-2009

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
37 years
Alcohol percentage
51,8 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 744/9
Dates
Distil: 1972 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
91/100
Glen Grant BBR 1992
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

1965

Collection
Carn Mor
Age
43 years
Alcohol percentage
46,4 %
Bottler
Scottish Liqueur Centre
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 2140
Dates
Distil: 29-3-1965 Bottling: 2-6-2008
Bottle
14 of 155 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

Archives 1st release

Collection
Archives
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
46,6 %
Bottler
Whiskybase
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 5476
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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links & average quote
Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

1958-2007 for LMDW

Collection
for La Maison du Whisky
Age
49 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Dates
Distil: 1958 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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links & average quote
Forum 94/100
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

1992, for Vinothek Maasen

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
48,4 %
Bottler
The Whiskyman
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 87/100
Gle Grant Maassen
Personal Comment

Glen-Grant

Cellar Reserve

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2008
links & average quote
84/100
Personal Comment

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