Berrys' Own Selection

Glen Grant

1972, 33 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 62
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Grant, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1972, 33 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 33 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Tasting notes
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Mandarin, varnished oak and marzipan. Chocolate orange and some pear. With a little time some musty, damp vegetation notes appear which are not unpleasant. Mint toffee too.
Palate: Lots of orange, milk chocolate and some sappy oak. The texture begins sweet and syrupy but is quickly dried out by the wood.
Finish: Mouth-drying, slightly astringent oakiness.
Comment: The oak borders on intrusive at times, but just managed to restrain itself.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Forceful and pungent. Fresh fruits. Seems to have good age and a certain exoticism. Water accentuates this sandalwood note.
Palate: Great intensity of flavour and pretty hot without water, the addition of which calms things, shows some nuttiness but also exposing a little too much grippy wood. Lacks flavour impact.
Finish: A little nutty bitterness.
Comment: After a nose that can only be described as 'hairy'
7.5
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Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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