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Glen Grant 170th Anniversary

Overall rating
84.82/100
votes
111
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2010
Number of bottles
17000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Jul 2010 7:43 am
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 131.30

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111 × member ratings

260 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 170th Anniversary

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 72 Euro in September, 2015.  As I know this stuff is easy drinkable I opened another bottle as an easy-to-sip summer dram (and to do a detailed review)...

    ..that is another very delicate composition of Dennis Malcolm if (how Jim Murray stated) "not the odd mildly sulphured cask has slipped through".  But simply add some water and enjoy it on a warm summer night...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is old gold and the texture shows very late slow legs and sticky tears. The nose offers a nice barley sugary and slightly sherry profile that is quite delicate and balanced.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is barley sugary sweet with now stronger sherry flavours, really nice. And now I know how Jim Murray came to the conclusion of an "odd slightly sulphured cask" in this huge batch: It is neither in the nose nor on the palate but after a while I can detect a minor scurfy mouthfeel that sulphurous flavours usually induce. It is not annoying at all but nevertheless the dram would be better without it.
    • Finish
      87 87
      It arrives in the mouth warming and tongue-coating (not more) with no distracting bitter or astringent feelings. The finish is medium to long, very sweet and more spicy than both the nose and the palate. No bitterness or drying out - just this little scurfy mouthfeel. After adding some water this scurfy thing is gone and the whole dram improves a lot (its gets more balanced and mellow - that really makes a huge difference). So my score is for the reduced dram (neat it would be two points less).

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 80 Euro in March, 2013.

    [May, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 80 Euro in April, 2013.

    [October, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 80 Euro in April, 2013.

    [January, 2018]  Upon request of a good friend I opened another bottle that I bought for 80 Euro in March, 2013.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state there is no sulphur that I can detect (as Jim Murray scored it lower because he smelled "one (!) odd mildly sulphured cask" in this huge batch of 17.000 bottles).  Good to see there are people out there that react even stronger on sulphur than I do.  I found this edition a very delicate and easy quaffable dram that I would serve to my friends anytime again without doubts - exactly my definition of score 87,5...

  3. Grant0610 scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Stewed apple, delicate with a slight hint of smoke. It has a developing sweetness that lingers to the end. The finish is long enough to make it interesting. Beautifully balanced whisky with Glen Grant distillings from the 70s, 80s and 90s to make this very worth a try melange!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Apples, sherry, slightly smoky
    • Taste
      90 90
      Stewed apples, sweet like barley sugars,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite long, lingering finish. The smokiness comes through and leaves a slightly spicy fruit.

  4. EJS scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    nice malt, but it does not make you overjoyed
    • Nose
      Vanilla becomes stronger, malt, easily earth
      later green, green herbs, ashes, minimal smoke, cereals, pears, lemons
    • Taste
      strong on the palate, he bounces
      Pears, apple red delicious, light oak, liquorice?
    • Finish
      medium to long
      spicy, oak, slightly bitter, fruity comes

  7. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity, spirit driven whisky. Lively character, excellently presents the distillery character (for less mature expressions of course) .
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very exotic and elegant whisky
    • Nose
      88 88
      Rich, full, elegant, soft, exotic fruit and slightly acidity
    • Taste
      86 86
      Gentle, spiced fruit round
    • Finish
      87 87
      Mild, spicy and some fruit in the back, medium to short

  9. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant commemoration with slightly unusual flavors. Fine.
    • Nose
      Floral and oily. Sherry, malt, waxy apple, honey, vanilla and citruses.
    • Taste
      Powerful and oily. Sherry and malt. Slightly bitter oak. Spices. Calvados. Vanilla and unripe banana.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, sweet.

  10. Sonett scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

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