Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Glen Grant


ABV 48.6%
REVIEWED Issue 159
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Brand: Glen Grant, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1948
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Issue 159
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Deep and rich straight off, then develops into an interesting split between sweet and savoury. Orange barley sugar sweets, marzipan, autumn leaves. Grilled cheese sandwiches. Like old violin cases and bow rosin.
Palate: More of that orange sherbet, damson jam. Really floral but also sort of meaty too. Prunes in syrup.
Finish: Long with a hint of menthol.
Comment: Gorgeous, really just needed a bigger tasting sample. Stunning stuff.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Opening your granny’s cupboard... you know the one (insert distinctive muskiness). Damp leaves, sautéed cabbage and polo mints. Wisps of sweetness develop with Battenberg cake, whipped cream and treacle.
Palate: Pancakes and crispy bacon smothered with maple syrup with a side of asparagus and hollandaise. Earthy notes surface with leather, wet bark, boiled carrots and fresh sage.
Finish: Short in finish with a subtle creamy consistency.
Comment: Ever licked a maple tree in the rain? Well this’ll do it.
Visit the distillery
Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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