Duncan Taylor

Glen Grant

1970, Speyside Region Selection No.2

ABV 51.7%
REVIEWED Issue 55
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Grant, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1970, Speyside Region Selection No.2
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 51.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Awards
Recommended
Issue 55
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: High cask influence: walnut whip, caramelised fruit sugars, ginger buns, woodsmoke. Deep, resinous with clove and a little cardamom.
Palate: Immediate tannic grip with quite substantial spirit cutting through the oak: fungal, dark chocolate, chestnut purée. Not too tannic.
Finish: Ripe, old, cassis.
Comment: A lot of cask here but strangely subtle for such a heavy beast.
7.8
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Earthy mossiness with a fruit; oranges or raisins. Liquorice bark and furniture polish. Pine and some mustiness.
Palate: Viscous then drying. Some cognac-like fruitiness and aniseed.
Finish: Tannins by the ton. Tree bark.
Comment: Too woody for me, but some people will adore its obvious 'old-ness'.
7.3
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Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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