William Grant's

18 Years Old, Rare Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 44
Specifications
Brand: William Grant & Sons
Expression: 18 Years Old, Rare Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Heavy and concentrated with layers of aroma. Sherry (raisin, Dundee cake) and smoke, but also a moist coconutty edge. Cooked black fruits. Rich.
Palate: Drier than you expect with plenty of peat. Leather, burning heather, antique shop. Old style.
Finish: Dried fruits.
Comment: Firmer and smokier than the 15.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Floral. Fading roses. Almond. Sandalwood. Touch of curry - reminded me of opening the door of an Indian restaurant. Distant echo of smoke.
Palate: Soft. Watery. Light oak and not much more.
Finish: Not so short though. Slightly oaky. Drying on soft spices.
Comment: The nose lets us expect some exotic promises. Did too much dilution blow all that galore off? Disappointing.
7.3
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