Duncan Taylor Rare Auld

Glen Grant

1974, 36 Years Old

ABV 52.4%
REVIEWED Issue 98
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Grant, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld
Expression: 1974, 36 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky /
Age: 36 years old
Year of bottling: 2011
ABV: 52.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 98
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Glazed country ham alongside a light smoky note. Shows good maturity and light dry oak. The water brings out caulked timbers and light lapsang, but all elements are balanced.
Palate: Peppery start with wasabi-like heat adding to the martime impressions. The feel is oily and it needs a drop of water. This smooths it, allowing more spiced flavours to develop.
Finish: Long, smoky, intriguing.
Comment: Fantastic balance and depth for its age. Exemplary old peaty whisky.
8.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Ethereal. Light smoke. Like walking in Port Ellen on a foggy winter morning into a humidity saturated air. On time, more earthy notes. Cider apples behind the smoke.
Palate: Smooth and sweet at first. Then a spicy outburst follows, ticking the tongue. But it is not biting.
Finish: Dry. Apricot stone aftertaste.
Comment: An invigorating dram. It tastes younger than its age. Surprisingly, the alcohol tends to numb the palate when water added.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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