...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)...
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.
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.
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.