Do not trust this devious, treacherous and seductively delicious Glen Grant!
Composed from a mix of two first fill barrels filled in 1995, this was aged for 26 years and bottled at natural cask strength of 50.6%.
Lusciously fruity and naturally sweet - it tastes like a particularly sultry looking oil painting of a still life fruit bowl. And yet, given the right economic conditions, would skewer its own brother in the back to survive!
Buy this bottle, and make sure you don't turn your back on it till its empty!
Nose: Expressively fruit froward with apricot and peach alongside apple and combined with crunchy barley sugars and melon sherbet. Cornflakes and banana Nesquik progress into bright honey and millionaire’s shortbread. Relatively modest, but entirely gorgeous. The addition of water produces a grassier outlook with fresh meadows, pressed flowers and a slice of vanilla sponge cake.
Taste: Opening on an array of juicy fruits – mandarin, tangerine alongside sourness from grapefruit and gummy sweetness from quince jelly. Then moving towards polished oak and golden barley before stem ginger heat and white pepper join crumbled Rich Tea biscuits. Reduction again results in grassiness – reed and flax – together with slapped mint and orange gel.
Finish: Reasonably long and largely fruit-driven with sweetness tempered by tingly cask spices.
An animated and vibrant Glen Grant that’s packed full of communicative fruit notes alongside supportive motes of age. Not the more multifaceted of things – but hard to argue that what’s there isn’t entirely lovely.
|Single Malt Whisky
|Two First Fill Barrels
|ABV / Volume
|50.6% / 70cl