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Overall rating
88.65/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
119236
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1992
Bottled
10.2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
144
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2018 2:35 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 158.03

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50 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1992 CA

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.65 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2018] I just recently added Glen Grant to my list of top distilleries to follow up on new releases because of a really flabbergasting dram (WB id 117942) so I have to check this new Cadenhead bottling, come hell or high water...

    ...and this is neither hell nor high water but rather a further dram edition by the whisky angels themselves. I really do like it and it reminds me a little on the upcoming christmas time with all its sweet, dried fruits and spicy flavours. No doubt, this is worth its bucks (I paid 125 Euro for a bottle)...

    [October, 2019] I re-tasted this dram tonight and fully confirm my old review and score. I am even tempted to raise my score to 91 points in the taste but I leave it where it was. Extremely quaffable stuff and way better than most of the modern wood-driven whiskies (to me, others might see this different)...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an old style Glen Grant profile of delicious fruits and honeys - exactly what this distillery is famous for. It is not the most complex one but for sure very adorable (if you like ripe fruits and honeys - anyone out there who does not?). No off-note and all very balanced, this is Glen Grant as I know (and love) it.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is again fruity-honey sweet but with stronger spicy (peppers, chili) flavours than was the nose. After some chewing nice raspberry marmelade notes appear that are tasty (I adore raspberries) and after that I detect hints of sultanas (which reminds me of "Dresdner Weihnachtsstollen", a famous German christmas cake). All is perfectly balanced like a Traditional Scotch should be. Water is not needed.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with a minor peppery touch that is rather welcomed after the very sweet nose. The finish is of medium length and adds some fresh impressions of green apples (which is really unusual because such flavours tend to apppear first and not last in whiskies). No distracting moments during the finish except a minor drying feeling.

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yesterday I drank Ben Nevis CA wb111116, very similar, as if spilled on the same distillery in one year from neighboring barrels. Glen grant is not so explosive in taste, but overall very similar whisky, amazing
    Whisky is very harmonious, fresh, great for the warm season.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruit, lemon juice, green apples, honey. Very soft and balanced
    • Taste
      ripe exotic fruits, grapefruit, mango, strawberry jam, some spices
    • Finish
      spiced citrus, green apples, honey wax and some dry wood at the finish

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Mango & Papaya

    Cadenhead used to regularly release great single malts at cask strength in their so-called Small Batch series. Rumour has it that since Mark Watt has left the company – and struck out on his own – that this series might in fact be discontinued. Well, in that case, let’s enjoy this Glen Grant 1992 that slept for a quarter century on a bourbon barrel while we still can.

    Oh, yes… we are back in seventh heaven. Wonderfully creamy, rich and very aromatic nose on lots of honey, orchard fruit, stone fruit with soft hints of mango and papaya in the background. We’re going on a tropical tour this time around. Add some apricot pastry and cinnamon to make it picture perfect.

    Tropical on the palate as well, but with a spicy twist. Almost as if a mashed banana is sprinkled with paprika powder, followed by Christmas stollen with lots of dried fruit in the mix. Honey, grapefruit, sultanas, the works. An absolutely delicious fruit bomb.

    The top notes in the finish are apples and sweet malt, followed by surprisingly green notes of garden herbs and a mildly drying element at the death. Outstanding.

    For those still wondering if Glen Grant from the period 1992-1996 is any good… it’s not. It’s fabulous.

  4. Макс scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice stewed fruit nose is followed through on the palate but this is really drying which knocks it down a few points.
    Quite creamy in the finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/bottle-polishing-2020-four-from-speyside/

    N: All manner of oak-dense dried, ripe & slightly festering/funky fruits. Weeks later it becomes more floral with thick vanilla cream cheesecake, oaky honey biscuits, soft aromas of carpenters workshops and used paintbrushes. There are plenty more subtleties besides, the list of which can be explored at one’s leisure. I’m determined to keep this bottle review concise.

    T: Sweet oaked honeyed emulsion mouthfeel appears, followed by a slightly sandy & clay-like situation.

    F: A touch butyric with congealed oil every time, unfortunately, but water elongates the sweet barley oaked distillate whilst diminishing those not too distracting undesirables. Thankfully time also helps hugely, in seeing the fustiness [and not the oily congealings] to the fore. On this occasion, there’s a bit too much straight oak for my liking but the distillate is still present & correct at the finish.

    C: Concise full-bottle notes nailed, hmm? This is a lovely old thing that might also want to have been enjoyed/bottled a few years before. Who knows?

  8. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Sylvia scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

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