Glen Grant 1992 CA

Overall rating
88.47/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB119236
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (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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Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 1992 CA

26 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.47 points.

  1. 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

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  3. DrunkDude scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    scbp-7561, a bitter and sweet spirit, lacks refinement and maturity, but it can't be said to be without bright spots, at least the body of the wine has stepped out of the light frame of the Glen Crown in everyone's yy. Give as much time and patience as possible when drinking.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Chili, green grass, watermelon rind, malt sugar, green apple, coconut, sugar, vanilla. 89
    • Taste
      86 86
      Maltose, caramel, with a bit of winey unfolding, a lot of moscatel sugary taste, after that, it feels less mature, showing strong plant bitterness, with raw bitter cabbage, bitter melon and other flavors, slightly resinous, and ends with a slight astringency . Full-bodied and oily, the highlight. 86
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slightly astringent, a little mint, bitter gourd, cucumber, oil, tonic water, prosecco. 85

  4. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    oak, herbs, vanilla, orchard fruits, tobacco, cereals, bit astringent, white pepper, not bad

  6. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lakerfield scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I'll always be a fan of tropical fruits in whisky. Who wouldn't be? This Glen Grant for sure has it. Starts with a great nose and follows with an even greater palate. High hopes for the finish then, but they weren't met. The finish was subpar even.. Can't have it all as they say. Good but not great is the final verdict.

    Based on a sample.
    • Nose
      Oh yes, we're stepping into tropical territory. There's pear, apricot, passion fruit, fig, banana, sultana, honey, cherry cola, jaffa cake, toffee, vitamin tablet, beeswax, mint, pencil shaving and a faint hint of powdered cheese. The cheese note fades with some time. Fine and fruity nose!
    • Taste
      First thing I notice is that the alcohol is better integrated on the palate. Similar notes as the nose only now they feel more concentrated. There's pear, apple skin, passion fruit, fig, creamy malt, sticky toffee pudding, old honey, cinnamon bun, cotton candy, mint and pepper. Even better than the nose. Juicy, concentrated and nothing that bothers.
    • Finish
      The finish is remarkably short with malt, honey, unripe banana, cinnamon, miny and some pepper. Dry too, whereas I was hoping for some more of those tropical fruits.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. watermelon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Maybe this bottle has been opened for too long.

  12. 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.

  13. Макс scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  14. 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

  15. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  16. 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?

  17. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

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

  19. Sylvia scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  20. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  22. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  23. wataya scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Callo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Review by Serge 'whiskyfun.com':

    Colour: pale gold. Nose: very much the same distillate, just older. Similar bountiful notes of orchard fruits, but here you can also add wee hints of mango, guava and papaya. Some green banana, a touch of wormwood, cinnamon swirl pastries, caramelised oatmeal and a very elegant wee thread of wax running throughout. Hints of orange vitamin tablets in mineral water, bay leaf and dried mint. With water: develops more towards the raw cereal aspects. A little soot, some toast, trail mix with sultanas and a few soft wood resins. Mouth: spiced mead, bouillon, some root vegetables roasted in honey, a dusting of paprika, lime oil, lemon zest, ink, pink peppercorns, heather honey, blossoms, earthy turmeric. Just great! With water: a little drier, again more cereal, more lemon peel, grapefruit pith, herbal ointments and a little bit of rice pudding with nutmeg. Finish: good length. Rather fresh, delicately fruity with notes of cider apple, some straw, plain malt, gristy notes and various dried herbs - notably thyme and bay leaf. Comments: How can anyone not be charmed by Glen Grant? A top notch mature example that is superbly quaffable and treads a perfect tightrope between distillate and cask.
    SGP: 641 - 88 points.

  25. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Not common, very intriguing: watercolour, acetone, pastel colours
    • Taste
      89 89
      Herbal liqueur distilled more times. Compact
    • Finish
      90 90
      Strong and long. Balanced

  27. 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.

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