The Single Malts of Scotland

Glen Grant

1992, 22 Years Old

ABV 57.8%
REVIEWED Issue 122
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Brand: Glen Grant, The Single Malts of Scotland
Expression: 1992, 22 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 57.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Rich and rounded. Delicate smoke element here which is hard to place, but underpins a nose of real depth. Dried cranberries, leather and smoked hard cheese are the order of the day.
Palate: Sits beautifully with the smoke playing the supporting role. Red summer berries, lemon grass and some very flavourful botanicals; juniper and orris root.
Finish: Nice and spicy but not overpowering. Drying without being harsh.
Comment: An active cask, probably exhausted from the effort outlaid on this liquid, but it has resulted in a whisky which no one can deny isn't quality.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent, earthy. Manure with hints of violet, tobacco and rye-like herbal spices. Young with dark, edgy grains. Some light oak and smoke in the background and a touch of orange.
Palate: Surprisingly soft given the ABV. Hints of orange, earth, tobacco, coffee and manure appear. Subtler than the nose but the oils and herbal notes build. When diluted, its simple but rounder, focus is on the coffee and dark grains.
Finish: A little raw and hot with an oily finish. Water softens and emphasises the bitter oak.
Comment: I think this could have done with more time in the cask.
Visit the distillery
Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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