Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Glen Grant 1988 29 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Malty


Cereal gently squeezing out dense, honey malt syrup on the nose. Fresh green grass overtone, sweet ester fruits powdered by icing sugar. The aroma feels a bit “Adelphi-esque”, maybe it’s the way they pick their casks, but I am not sure how to phrase it… Herbal liquor, touches of peppermint stem. Orange and grapefruit candies slowly pushing through. Getting sweeter and juicier as it opens up. Nice.


Abundant malt syrup overflows, coating the entire palate. Then we have sweet orchard fruits and red apple skins. Cereal notes with a touch of vanilla essence. Confectionaries waltz in, while the spiciness from spearmint and ginger shreds are glowing gently. A quick reflux of ester fruits towards the end, oak combines with cornflakes to finish.


Pineapple tart, malt cake sprinkled with more honey cornflakes.


Deliciously malty. I feel this is a rather distillate-driven Glen Grant, it feels the cask or time do not have much impact on the spirit, even being matured for 29 years . The lesser fruitiness has been absorbed and integrated into the resolute malty core. Imagine how good this can be if we have a powerful Sherry Butt to match the spirit. But hey, as long as it’s tasty. Enjoyable dram.

☆ [Recommended]

[52.2% • Independent Bottling • 2017 Bottled • 1988 Distilled • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • Cask Number 9174 • 1 of 465 Bottles • *]