William Grant's

15 Years Old, Cask Selection

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 17, Issue 44
Specifications
Brand: William Grant & Sons
Expression: 15 Years Old, Cask Selection
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clover honey, vanilla, cooked pear moving into caramelised fruits and peat smoke balanced by toasty oak. There's some very old whiskies in here.
Palate: Sweet and \"sherried\", but with good grip. Ripe. Balanced between sweetness, richness, oak, fruit and spice.
Finish: Long and ripe.
Comment: This is great blending. Top flight stuff.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: The nose is fragrant and juicy with toffee honey, mint, kumquat, but the smoke is a little more obvious than on Robbie Dhu and there's a teasing dry heather, coconut/gorse edge.
Palate: A lovely soft start. Fruity and soft with a good crisp/cracked pepper bite.
Finish: Spicy with a touch of smoke.
Comment: If this was an actor it would be Cary Grant.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Rich and sherried. Antique shop. Cigar box. Meaty. Oxtail. Bacon. Cedar. Tarte Tatin.
Palate: Syrupy. Mouth-coating. A beautiful harmony between oak and fruit. Praline. Baked apple in maple syrup. Sweetness prevails.
Finish: Sweet. oak, spices try to calm it down.
Comment: Quite an assertive blend. The nose delivers to the palate but it tastes older than 15 years.
7.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sweet. Fudge. White chocolate. Oranges.
Palate: Syrupy. Creamy. White chocolate. Sweet.
Finish: Honeycomb. Crisp caramel wafers. Slightly toasty, burnt, dryness.
Comment: A dessert malt? Remarkably sweet and chocolatey until water is added.
7.8
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