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Overall rating
90.30/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB12609
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
744/9
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Dec 2009 6:58 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 348.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1972 BR

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.30 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Very good, very drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey, sweet, cooked fruits, apricots, plums, also some dried fruits, figs, oranges, whiffs of vanilla - very good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Hazel nuts, acacia honey, good sweetness, spices, pepper, herbs, oak wood - still good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, more punchy, zesty, more herbal, more woody, though not drying

  2. MaltNerd scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Camphor, paraffin, wet cellar, maybe some mold. I love this cemetery atmosphere here. Nothing lasts forever. Under these catacombs there is a creamy sherry: raisins, red sweet apples, candied mangoes and ... candles. yes, a lot of candles, it is very waxy...
    • Taste
      mouthfeeling, smooth and sweet. A lot of honey, cherry coke, mangoes and apples. Hazelnut and some almonds. Traces of chocolate. Excellent. Full-bodied character.
    • Finish
      continue of the taste. Cherries with mint, dry apples, pinch of pepper and oakiness... Wet tea grounds with lemon... No heavy tannins and very long finnish. After some time I found some dunnage aftertaste which was very pleasant.

  3. checkpointrk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
      92+
    • Finish
      90 90
      90+

  4. franpincoffee scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    http://whiskycast.com/ratings/glen-grant-1972/

    I love older Glen Grants, and this one is no exception. The nose is honey, caramel candy and molasses with a hint of brown sugar. The taste starts off with a kiss of honey, then the spicy black pepper notes take over. That fades to reveal tea with honey and lemon zest. The lemon continues on the slightly tart and lingering finish.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Peach apricot grass honey, delicious very balanced

  6. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very nice sherry, with honey, plum jam, wax, candied orange peel, apricots and raisins. Fresh and vegetal notes also as often found in these old Speysides: menthol, eucalyptus. Not the most complex nor the most spectacular I have ever seen, but very elegant and fine, with a nice balance. It is a good swimmer: the water brings out all the aromas with more clarity, with the added bonus of vanilla, apricots in syrup.

    Palate: Powerful from the onset, with great vivacity, and still a lot of freshness for a malt of this age. More fruit than nose, candied apricots and oranges in mind. Eucalyptus too. Alcohol is still present ... but it is swimming well! The water makes it more greedy, also showing tart notes (orange juice). The wood frames without crushing.

    Finish: Long, fruity and fresh, orange mixed with eucalyptus essential oil. The tannins are present but never take over.

    Very beautiful old Speyside, still alive despite his age. Not the level of the best Glen Grant, but it should be choosy to not appreciate it.

  7. mika417 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    GLENGRANT 37yo / 51.8% 1972/2009 BB & R Peach and apricot with a sense of aging, okay acidity, slight vanilla and mint, honey, old fragrance smell Apricot fruity, woody is moderate sour and astringent, mineral sense and coffee, juicy taste with okies A solid alcoholic feel and oily and sap trees are long finish. Glenn Grant, 37 years aged. Aroma and taste as expected. There is a sense of ripeness firmly, nuances of the old system also. Complex fruits and oak firmly blend comfortably. I am very much looking forward to seeing how this level will change after this opening just after opening. As you can see from the label, the situation was worried due to some leakage, but there was no problem. The vacation period of year-end and new year is schedule for malt. I will taste it moderately. Hope you all have a good year.
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/distilled1973/40915253.html

  8. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful. Too bad for the short length
    • Nose
      Very fruity (especially red fruits), pastry and complex
      superb
    • Taste
      Less complex than the nose and collapses a little faster
    • Finish
      short

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. tomy63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    About 91/100 but difficult to note at the point, I do not have many points of comparison of this level there.
    • Nose
      at the beginning he feels especially alcohol, he needs to open a little. Little by little the fruits appear (orange, apricot) as well as spices and dried fruits (grapes, apricots). With a little water, everything appears more clearly, I also smell honey and vanilla but I do not find the notes of eucalyptus, mint ... unlike Serge Valentin ( http://www.whiskyfun.com/ archivedecember09-1.html # 011209 ).
    • Taste
      very fruity (rather ripe fruit), we can smell orange, apricot, peach, raisins again. The sherry comes slowly with notes of almonds, nuts and hazelnuts, but I expected it to be more present, it is quite discreet in fact. Honey is always there. I do not feel the banana flambé, nor anything exotic. Alcohol is well integrated in my opinion.
    • Finish
      very long and delicious, slightly woody (which I had not felt so far).

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