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Overall rating
85.09/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Cream tea at the patisserie
Vintage
09.02.2007
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
9.161
Number of bottles
228
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
25 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Spirit of Speyside 2019
Added on
18 Apr 2019 6:45 pm by dramspotter
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 63,45

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 2007 SMWS 9.161

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.09 points

  1. Ainulindale scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    An overall good dram for those of us who like sour things as this is what it brought to mind. Lime acidity. Good, but not excellent.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lemon meringue with notes of custard. Freshly picked grapes
      Adding water, the lemon gets real strong yet brings along his oaky friend. Small whiffs of apricot on a background of tea
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet mouthfeel, very citrusy on lemon and custard, and almost grapefruit. There is this tea like/grapefruit like astringency drying out a bit. The mouthfeel gets creamy and thick
      The astringency gets smoothed out by the water a bit to create a spicier, gingery and cinnamony kind of mouthfeel. It starts low and then explodes in a heaty and fleshy note.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The dram leaves with a flourish of fresh fleshy fruits, peach and apricot and no heat. The lingering fruitiness gets complemented by a green tea background. With water, the finish gets more heat and more citrus too. It's as if you bit into a lime, yet sweet. When that's gone the feel is all about meringue yet all over again this circling nicely back

  2. Coldorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Color: Eiswein
    • Nose
      85 85
      N (neat): vanilla cream, pineapple, cherry, really stingy on the nose due to the high abv, strawberries, rose flowers
      N (with water): fruits are getting stronger, strawberries and cherries kind of merge and become less discernible, and some herbal elements appear.
    • Taste
      88 88
      M (neat): stingy on the middle of the tongue, lightly creamy texture, cherries are here, ginger, grapefruit at first but disappears quickly, green apples. On second sip neat, apples are here before the sting of the alcohol. The sting takes time to attenuate itself and does so when the saliva lowers the abv, making it creamier. Hints of grapefruit again, then drying feeling.
      M (with water): there's a bitterness more present at first, then the alcohol sting still comes, a touch softer, then becomes strangely drier than without water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      F (neat): appears short at first, but in fact stays quite long on the tongue, on ripe cherries.
      F (with water): dry on oak, with more dryness on the front of the cheeks and the gums.

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: A heavenly combination of apple crumble, popcorn and lemon meringue pie could be seen through a cloud of icing sugar as cake ingredients were whisked together in a mixing bowl. Floral notes of rose water merged with glace cherries and candied orange and lemon whilst orange skin gave a citric tang to marmalade. Fresh strawberries were served with an abundant supply of clotted cream and a sprinkle of crushed black peppercorns to add a tingle. Delightful spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and mace sweetened with toffee and fudge to give a chewy mouth feel. Towards the end ripe bananas were served with vanilla ice cream and caramel wafers before a hint of peppermint and curacao cleansed the palate.

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