Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection Glen Grant 1948 (Cask No. 2154)

[48.6%・70 Years Old・Distilled in 1948・Bottled in 2018・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Cask No. 2154・Single Cask Release of 210 Bottles] Nose: It is remarkable how lively the dram still is!  Honey is laid down in a stately and elegant manner, the floral notes mingle with some Italian herbs as the creaminess from the oak melts into a certain…

Read More

Dram Review: Signatory Vintage Glen Grant Vintage 1964

[46.0%・25 Years Old・Distilled in 1964・Bottled in 1990・Signatory Vintage Bottling・Cask No. 107, 17, 18, 19・Limited Release of 1,300 Bottles] Nose: Creamed red tea filling the nose, really just rather sensationally Sherried, a generous handful of dark berries giving a fragrant presence with molasses pouring over the top. In time, the oak arrives, polished mahogany and cedar…

Read More

Whisky Review: Gordon & Macphail Book of Kells Glen Grant 50 Years Old Exclusively Bottled for The Whisky Exchange

Style: Sherry, Complex and Venerable Nose: Delicate red dates, dark cherries and cranberries deeply engrained into waxy, walnut oak. Leather followed by apeppermint surge, black peppercorns gently sprinkled on golden malt. Whiteflower gently latched on thoroughly stewed tropical fruits. The aroma isslightly on the spicy side, but overall it is wonderfully integrated. Palate: Baked assorted…

Read More

Dram Review: Cadenhead Pure Malt Scotch Whisky from Glen Grant-Glenlivet Distillery

[46.0%・16 Years Old・Distilled in 1972・Bottled in 1988・Cadenhead Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Somewhat on the mild side, hay straws, honey and soft fruits. Palate & Finish: Wonderfully juicy with the elegant dose of Sherry cask inspired raisins blossoming and flirting with some light hints of white peaches and lychees. The fruity nectar playfully dances on, with the…

Read More

Whisky Review: Cadenhead Single Cask Glen Grant – Glenlivet 1984 Aged 31 Years

Style: Sherry and Malty Nose: Brown sugar casually sprinkled down on coffee jelly. A rather “deep” vibe here. Plenty of black currants floating to the top, while peppermint haze shrouds around a hearty malt. Pencil shavings, caramel sauce with a teasing acidic note. Black peppercorns and dry spices at the back. A rather delicate aroma.…

Read More

Dram Review: Adelphi Limited Glen Grant 31 Years Old (Cask No. 1036)

[55.4%・31 Years Old・Distilled in 1970・Bottled in 2001・Adelphi Bottling・Cask No. 1036・Single Cask Release of 485 Bottles] Nose: Quite substantially weighted with the dark chocolate presence, the Sherry is very dense but at the same time it’s not as expressive as one would hope, regardless it’s still full of cooked figs and boiled lollies.  In time the…

Read More

Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Glen Grant 1988 29 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Malty Nose: 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…

Read More

Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1954

[40%・Distilled in 1954・59 Years Old・Bottled in 2014・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Single Cask Bottling・Cask No: 1822] Nose: It starts with the mellow aromas of a mahogany desk that has received a fine polishing treatment.  The dark fruits in the background are rich and alluring yet the tone remains bright with the rose petal flavoured cotton candy .  A…

Read More

Dram Review: Glen Grant Celebration 1985

[45%・30 Years Old・Silvano Samaroli Bottling・Cask 10196] Nose: Aromas one desires the most in the morning.. a rich toffee note that is most endearing served with freshly brewed café au lait. The vanilla note is elegantly inserted and is incredibly indulgent, it pairs well with fresh pear purée and cremè caramel. Palate & Finish: English tea…

Read More

Dram Review: Glen Grant Aged 10 Years

[40%・10 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2015-2016・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: A crisp and enticing nose, a generous dose of toasted vanilla and charred oak. It has a slight fruitiness within, red apple freshness without being too sweet. A tad earthy with some dry barley notes on the backend. Palate & Finish: Clean subtle fruitiness at first, a…

Read More