Dram Review: Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection Glen Grant-Glenlivet Aged 13 Years

[55.1%・13 Years Old・Distilled in 1980・Bottled in 1993・Cadenhead’s Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Quite untamed but malty, sharp and piercing before a rather rich toffee note develops, slightly metallic with notes of green mangos and caramelised candied peanuts.

Palate & Finish:

Condensed barbecued pineapple caramelisation, honey churned with citrus pineapple chutney, lychees on the mid palate.

A white tea dryness in the finish with hints of white peaches and zesty mandarin jelly.

Thoughts:

A colourful citrus number, not without faults though with its struggle to attain balance within to age and strength perimeters..

✓ [Recommended if you like the distillery/style]

-Nicholas