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Overall rating
89.24/100
votes
23
Category
Blended Grain
Distilleries
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
46 years old
Casktype
Sherry butt
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Jun 2020 3:01 pm by Dollemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 257.53

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Whisky Reviews for The Granary 1973 MBl

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.24 points

  1. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Incredibly interesting substance, a completely different nose than I know from malts (is my first grain).
      I smell pasty peanuts, caramel and milk chocolate. Like a Snickers candy bar. This is followed by dried apricots and almonds
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very pleasantly spicy oak with a clearly sweet top note. Then there is coconut, milk chocolate and a fruit component that I cannot further assign
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very mild and pleasant, you don't feel the 50.1% at any moment. The taste lingers for a long time, a very light oak spice remains. Great stuff

  2. Likudi scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Chesterfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I looked for a bottle of Whisky with my birthdate over years, now i found this one and i was very excited and curious to taste it.

    I had a interesting tasting with additional two Whiskys to compare, in fact: The Chita (japanese Grain Whisky) and the Glendronach Parliament 21 years old.

    I thought this comparison is helpful for me, to rank this Granary 1973 more objective.
    • Nose
      I started with the CHITA, who smells very sweet and soft like toffee and macadamiacream and coconut. For me very less Oak in the nose.

      The GLENDRONACH 21 is in the nose as sweet as the chita, the typical sherrybomb nose with all its flavors of dark dried fuits and walnut. I can smell the age of 21 years and much spicy intense oak.

      THE GRANARY 1973 is not so intense in the nose like the Glendronach 21. I got sweetness, toffee, macadamiacream, coconut, the oak is very pleasant incorporated. Nice complex nose but not as old and intense i expecteted from a 46 years old cask strength whisky.
    • Taste
      The CHITA tasted like the nose very soft and sweet.

      The GLENDRONACH 21 tasted very intense like dried plums and raisins, dark chocolate and espresso. Massive spicy oak and harmoniously integrated tannins.

      THE GRANARY 1973 tasted very sweet at first, then i got the typical sherryflavors with additional similar grainflavors like the CHITA has. And again i do not make the experience i expected, to have a 46 years old whisky in my glass.
      At last i mixed the CHITA and the GLENDRONACH 21 together in one glass and i was surprised because of getting a whisky very close to THE GRANARY 1973.
      If you want to now, how THE GRANARY 1973 tastes like before you buy it, you have to mix THE CHITA (1-2 parts) with the GLENDRONACH 21(one part) to get a sample ;-)
    • Finish
      THE GRANARY 1973 for me, is a nice complex whisky, very sweet and for that age almost no bitterness. In face of 46 years of aging it still has typical grain notes what is not bad for me, because it makes this whisky more complex. The cask can not cover the grain completely like Benedikt Lüning from whisky.de said in his tastingvideo in youtube.
      To conclude this tasting i would say, ok its a nice whisky, but it can not give you the expirience of a 46 years old whisky. For me the GLENDRONACH 21 or for example a GLENFARCLAS 25 are more intense in the nose and tastes older than this GRANARY 1973.

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