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December 23, 2021


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Toppest Glen Grant

Glen Grant
A trio that can culminate with Gordon & MacPhail’s current Glen Grant 65 yo for La Maison du Whisky, thoughts you. Now for as soon as, we cannot have any of the younger outdated ones by both G&M or the Distillery, whereas these was staples of our Glen Grant classes…



‘Glen Grant. A color of Scotland that breaks away from the herd.’ Unlikely French advert, 1995. – >



Glen Grant 18 yo (56.1%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, for 19 Greville Street, #9.198, Crumbly Biscuits and Heavenly Blossom, 222 bottles, 2021)

Glen Grant 18 yo (56.1%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, for 19 Greville Avenue, #9.198, Crumbly Biscuits and Heavenly Blossom, 222 bottles, 2021) Two stars

One performed for his or her tackle in London after which for his or her creation calendar 2021. Color: straw. Nostril: it is an especially impartial Glen Grant, on grass and lime juice, with out a lot honey, flowers, and even apples. Some oranges appear to be making an attempt to get to your nostrils, although, however the entire stays tough and uncooked. As the opposite man stated, this oak has been reused so many occasions that it is most likely by no means seen a tree within the first place. Proper. With water: acacia honey and just a little vanilla, plus just a little meringue. That is nicer, not earthshattering however nicer. Cauliflowers not a lot. Mouth (neat): very tart and grassy, aggressive, pungent… One can’t not surprise if the choice to bottle this was not prompted by some dangerous shrimp on the headquarters. With water: nicer as soon as once more, however actually very grassy. A couple of zests. End: medium, extraordinarily grassy and leafy. Feedback: very powerful child. Unsure these batches of Glen Grant had been large enough to face this sort of ultra-moderately lively maturation.

SGP:371 – 75 factors.

Glen Grant 23 yo 1997/2021 (53%, Quaich Bar Singapore, Signature Reserve, 220 bottles)

Glen Grant 23 yo 1997/2021 (53%, Quaich Bar Singapore, Signature Reserve, 220 bottles) Four stars

One other one which was chosen by Frank McHardy. Color: gold. Nostril: an entire completely different world, due to some pretty marzipan, custard and peppermint. Some orange blossom, , raisin rolls, with a rising butterscotch and skinny mints, lime blossom, honeysuckle, buttercups… That is eminently ‘Glen Grant’. With water: acacia honey in every single place, plus just a little grass and minimize inexperienced apples. Touches of pineapples and grapefruits, fruit drops… Mouth (neat): all on an enormous spice and honey cake, relatively nutmeg-forward. Additionally a number of cardamom, pepper, Schweppes, cinnamon… With water: fruit drops and marshmallows are again. Banana pores and skin. End: lengthy, grassier once more. Feedback: actually a fruitier different to the SMWS. Fruits make all of the distinction, however it might stay a grassy Glen Grant.

SGP:561 – 85 factors.

Glen Grant 65 yo 1956/2021 (55.9%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Choice, LMDW 65 Anniversary, first fill sherry butt, cask #4451, 100 bottles)

Glen Grant 65 yo 1956/2021 (55.9%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseurs Alternative, LMDW 65 Anniversary, first fill sherry butt, cask #4451, 100 bottles) Five stars

I discover it exceptional that they’d have bottled this vintage Glen Grant as a Connoisseurs Alternative. An excellent feeling right here… We have already tried a number of 1956 GGs by G&M, all fairly excellent, the newest of them having been the totally flabbergasting 62/1956  ‘Mr George Centenary Version’ (WF 94). Prime of the pyramid so far as sherried Speysiders are involved, all manufacturers and distilleries included. Color: gentle mahogany with pink hues. Nostril: completely astounding, as anticipated. Roasted chestnuts and chestnut honey talking out first, which I like, then valuable wooden polish and polish (outdated Jag as we used to say), then two or 300 completely different dried fruits (papayas, dates, currants, figs, guavas…) then probably the most unbelievable candies in addition to some well-roasted robusta espresso (beans), then tiny ‘Asian’ notes, miso, cheng-pi, hoisin, soy sauce… And umami sauce! We might go on and on and on… With water: please name the Anti-Maltoporn Brigade, this child swims insanely effectively, you’d consider it is crew USA on the 4 x 100m freestyle relay in Tokyo. Gold medal of malt whisky. Elegant resins, balms, liqueurs… It’s a masterpiece. Mouth (neat): mint cream, chocolate, caraway liqueur and correct Italian espresso. Then tar, liquorice, pu-her, extra chestnut honey, heather as effectively, white clover honey, luggage of raisins, a drop of sriracha and one among tabasco… However relatively much less meaty/gamey tones than in different related bottlings. With water: it is the tightness, the freshness, the vivacity that is most spectacular right here. Some chic figs, kumquats and bergamots plus some superlative mints of all types, whereas I couldn’t discover even the faintest flaw this far. Not even ‘wooden’. End: that is the place they’d are inclined to change into just a little woody, just a little drying, just a little too ‘tannic’. Not this one! Darjeeling, lapsang souchong, marmalades, candies and coffees, hoisin sauce, extra chestnut honey, spearmint, cough syrup, tar liqueur, and many others and many others and many others. Feedback: could I simply write ‘wow!’ Please? In my e-book, it is on par with 2021’s 67/1953 ‘Mr George Legacy’.


SGP:662 – 94 factors.

 

 
   

 

 

 

 



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