The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Glen Grant

Birthday Bottle, 1972, 28 Years Old

ABV 54.6%
REVIEWED Issue 19
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Specifications
Brand: Glen Grant, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: Birthday Bottle, 1972, 28 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 28 years old
Year of bottling: 2001
ABV: 54.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Aged sherry (dry Oloroso) walnut, chicory, fig rolls, chocolate, wrinkly Cox's, tarragon. Water makes it smokier/meatier, leather, raisin, date and coal smoke.
Palate: Soft yet savoury: chocolate with a whiff of coal smoke, coffee cake.
Finish: Big soft and gentle. Liquorice and soot.
Comment: A big gentle well-balanced dram. Deep and old.
8.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Malty. Treacle toffee. Appetising, juicy, sherryish, oak. Poire Williams.
Palate: Layers of malty, nutty, flavours.
Finish: Intense raisiny sweetness, then drying on the tongue, with a suggestion of char. A hint of cough sweets.
Comment: Lovely chestnut colour. Soothing. After dinner and in front of a log fire. A touch woody, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
8.3
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Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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