Gordon & MacPhail

Glen Grant

1948

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 61
Specifications
Brand: Glen Grant, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1948
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Awards
Recommended
Issue 61
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Glen Grant Distillery, Elgin Road, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Whisky rancio to the fore: mints, furniture polish, and a powdery fragrance and behind some sooty smoke. Ethereal. Needs time to open.
Palate: Mature, but has intensity, a lively prickle. Slightly feral, nutty, and elegant. Do not water.
Finish: Short and ever so slightly smoky.
Comment: 1948? Amazing. Has retained a refined almost raffish air and though frail is not overwooded.
8.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Musty boxes, and a luxurious and rich explosion of fruits. Undercurrents of varnish and a chestnut nuttiness too.
Palate: Tinned peaches, apricots and dark chocolate. This complexity is spanked into touch with a lot of wood character, and a little creosote.
Finish: Bitter woodiness and star anise spice.
Comment: A little too drying and old on the palate for me, but that bouquet was absolutely stunning.
8.5
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