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Glen Grant 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.28/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB164991
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch Strength - 1st Edition
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
First-Fill Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
LRO/HI13
Barcode
8000040630511
Added on
05 sep 2020 1:43 pm by Likudi

Average value

€ 70.59

11 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 15-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.28 points

  1. WJF1007 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Here we go! Best scotch of the year 2020 from Whisky Bible(sponsered by Glen Grant Distillery I guess:) )
    This is an enjoyable dram, but before you try this, I suggest that adjust your expectation a little bit. This has a typical Glen Grant style, young bourbon cask goes in major. Don't be expecting this one to blow your mind, my humble opinion, this is just a good bourbon cask whisky in general.

  2. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh and fruity it penetrates the nose, I smell oranges, pears and lemons and in the background a subtle herbal note. However, there is also a light, tangy alcohol note. It smells younger than it is, and there is also a note of iodine.
      After 10 minutes it smells sweet and the fruits turn towards orange peel / lemon peel. Like studs
    • Taste
      83 83
      Strong start full of citrus fruit, a light peppery note and the taste I would probably want to drink in summer
    • Finish
      82 82
      Light and fresh, at most medium-long. A slight bitter note remains (lemon zest).
      For me as a sherry fan and in winter okay but not intoxicating

  3. WiltChamberlain did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Ralfy review: 72 points

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=ofYSiLdld-8

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    with water: it gets a little lighter, more orange oil, I would rather leave out the water

    Conclusion: it needs a little time in the glass, then you get a nice Bourbon Speysider, although the spice in the nose is a bit too strong for me, but it knows how to show strength in the taste and finish
    • Nose
      83 83
      Leathery-spicy pear, spices (cloves, nutmeg), slightly earthy, oranges, lots of vanilla, some woody pineapple, canned mandarins, slightly creamy, alcohol is well integrated
    • Taste
      85 85
      creamy, subtle sweetness, pear, vanilla the spice / leather note is not so strong here, very tasty
    • Finish
      84 84
      long, pleasant, vanilla, almonds / marzipan, subtle acacia honey sweetness and subtle bitter substances

  5. Max70 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. JBKwb scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. dram1919 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Overall a decent dram. Surprised by the fruitiness but flavours are well balanced. 50% ABV packs a punch.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Limited notes on the nose, possibly due to the higher ABV making the ethanolic tone on the strong side, but vanilla and blossom pollen can be sensed. Adding water reveals cut grass and lime zest undertones.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Fruity and sweet, but balanced.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium/long finish. Slight pepper. Pretty delightful.

  8. Bomshanka scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A "middle-aged younger" Glen Grant on bourbon barrels. Enough time to get some good wood impact, but still plenty of distillate character. 50% ABV does alot for this whisky, as does the craft presentation; the carton reveals NFC as a sidenote(!) and there is no mention of E150, and since my bottle was bought in Germany, there is likely no artificial colouration present. 57€ for a one liter bottle of this lovely juice is a steal.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First whiff: Lemon curd, sweet malt, freshly baked bread, lime juice. Slowly yellow and tropical fruits appear. Ripe peach, pear, apricot. Even further in strawberries, red currant and raspberries peek out. Does have a slight alcoholic nip in the nose with the 50%.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, creamy on lemon curd and scones with cream and jam. Actually that would describe this bottle quite well. A Cornish cream tea, if the tea has copious lemon in it. Turns maltier and breadier, even some dust in your mouth from dried hay in a barn on a warm summers day.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dies out on the malty and dusty farm, slightly bitter, like biting an acorn. Slight lemon and even tinges of salt coming through.

  9. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Chalky, ashy, fruity sweet and a bit of nutty char.

    Palate: Fruity, mildly smoky and oily, ashy and nutty.

    Finish: Long -> Sooty smoke and oil.

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