Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Grain
John Dewar & Sons Ltd. (JD&S)
Bottling serie
Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
20 years old
ex-Bourbon + Sherry
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Selected by Stephanie Macleod, Master Blender
Bottle code
Added on
27 Dec 2018 4:41 pm by jo

Average value

€ 35.84

11 × in wishlist

62 × member ratings

199 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Greign 20-year-old JD&S

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.40 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Water: no

    Conclusion: not that bad at all, I like it very much, even if you don't really notice anything about the sherry barrels and the age
    • Nose
      clear grain character, a lot of vanilla, very soft, glue, some light fruits (pear, mirabelle plums), honey, some toast and ground coffee
    • Taste
      very soft, nevertheless nice start, fruits, fruit, vanilla, glue notes, banana
    • Finish
      medium to short, also very soft here, nice sweetness, some wood

  2. hapha scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    a simple whiskey with no special features.

  3. KB201 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Single grain Scotch whiskey aged 20

  4. aw-home scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Sherry and citrus fruits with vanilla, toasted aromas and oak notes.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Sherry fruit with cocoa, caramel, roasted aromas and oak notes.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length with sherry fruit, vanilla, roasted aromas and oak notes.

  5. Svjatogor scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    n: grain, caramel, oak, alcohol, vanilla, molasses, cereal, hint of spice and ginger
    t: grain, oak
    a: oak, nuts, walnuts, grain, warming

  6. jvanopstal scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    As the label says: Greign
    • Nose
      70 70
      Greign, vanilla
    • Taste
      71 71
      Very soft with fruit and vanilla hints
    • Finish
      69 69
      Short and a little sweet

  7. John87 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Ian Li scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Simple and comfortable, a good nightcap.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Bubble gum, and then a bit sherry, vanilla, citrus and less smoke.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oranges, raisins, honey, wood.
    • Finish
      79 79
      A bit bitter and ginger.

  9. Officer Hadley scored this whisky 29 points Member Senior

    I do not buy again.
    • Nose
      Like glue
    • Taste
      No sherry noted.
    • Finish
      I'll never buy it again

  10. Till90 scored this whisky 30 points Member Senior

    Really weak grain
    The nose dominates with glue, hardly any taste in the mouth and the finish is absent


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