Glen Grant 10-year-old

Overall rating
77.94/100
votes
307
Whiskybase ID
WB2351
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
080432402979
Added on
08 jun 2008 10:47 am
Colored

Average value

€ 34.23

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Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 10-year-old

45 users have left 47 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.94 points.

  1. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    An easy to enjoy, uncomplicated malt. It's a bit young without being immature. The smells and tastes are enjoyable, but brief and fleeting.
    • Nose
      Creamy candied lemon peel and sweet osmanthus blossoms, light malt with a faint black pepper and menthol note, light vanilla and caramel, fresh plums and guava, and a touch of almond fading into the alcohol burn.
    • Taste
      Mocha and creamy raspberry liqueur , a touch of caramel, baked vanilla custard, candied orange peel, light floral honey and black pepper, and wave of fresh plums and apple liqueur.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate and coffee, bittersweet floral (osmanthus), and drying oak tannins mixed with a very faint bitter-almond-esque maltiness.

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  3. Ben Bruikman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Glen Grant 'The Major's Reserve' is a single malt whisky from the Scottish Speyside region. It is one of the founders of single malt whiskys as we know them today. This whisky is very popular because it offers a refined taste at a good price.
    The color is light gold
    • Nose
      On the nose, the Glen Grant Major Reserve is soft with a relatively dry bouquet of aromas that includes fruity notes including green apple and melon. This drink has a delicious and fruity twist on the nose.
    • Taste
      The taste is a perfect continuation of the nose and has a creamy and fruity palate. The nose is wonderful, the taste is delicious so of course the aftertaste is also very tasteful and comfortable.
    • Finish
      The light dry aftertaste contains soft tones of nuts that come together wonderfully, creating a delicious finish that will not disappoint. The Glen Grant Major Reserve is a whisky that is definitely recommended for novice whisky drinkers to get to know with the beautiful distillate.

  4. JJKATED scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  5. Travelller scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    74/100

  6. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    In the afternoon I was given this whisky by a friend and yes, it amazed me. Although traded as a beginner's whisky, it was convincing as a casual dram, especially in view of a very fair price!
    • Nose
      83 83
      Honey, ripe pears, sandalwood, raspberries and white vineyard peach.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very soft and fruity with a nice honey note. The palate contains pear, apricot, quince and vineyard peach.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Rather short, but with a fruity sweetness.

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    really easy, perhaps a bit too easy. quite sweet and malty
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 79 points Super Administrator

    Older, independently bottled Glen Grants can be of exceptional quality after having slept in oak barrels for a few decades. This 10-year-old expression, however, is a very simple and undemanding Speyside Single Malt. The aroma is understated, sweet and fruity with hints of pears, nuts and fresh hay. Spicy, young and spirity in the arrival, there are notes of lemon juice, red currants and honey before dry refill cask bitterness takes over. Wood tannins and faint vanilla characterize the rather short finish. A cheap beginners whisky without any complexity.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 79 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, mild, soft, pear and caramel. In the mouth then caramel, sweet fruit notes and some wood. Sweet finish with caramel and oak. A pretty round, but good all-day Speysider.

  10. theo22 scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    This whisky is not bad. In his way he is almost perfect.
    Only he is pretty boring.
    I think that's the most boring single malt I've ever had.
    The small "Major's Reserve" is a composite of joie de vivre and character compared to this one.

  11. Dris scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely nothing is outstanding about this dram. It doesn't give you much, but it's not half bad. Very tame.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  12. Zoltavar scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  13. LordIslay scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  14. Islaywolf scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      75 75

  15. Rino Rotten scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very good daily dram, goes down really easily. Great price-quality ratio.

  16. rpvdwel scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  17. Helgo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  18. chlinatele scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky for the price. But not as good as JM says. I agree....
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. Danbog scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      68 68

  20. hansreitzema scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    July 2, 2016 Aroma
    Spirit, melon, leather, grass.
    After water: buttercup Taste
    Sweet red fruit, raspberry, anise Finish
    Medium, dry, it becomes somewhat salty Particularities
    No
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  21. Numwierum scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    For the price okay, nothing more. I do not buy a bottle of it, because I, other cheap representatives, taste much better.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      76 76

  22. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      55 55

  23. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Breezes of flower garden, orchid, oak tree, fresh green leaf and
    orchard fruits. Hints of cool copper, touch musky wood and alluring
    tropical lychee.

    P- Crisp and dry. Subtle wood dust infuse with fruity fragrant. Gentle and elegant.

    T- Chewy and orchard fruits. Chilli spicy building up gradually and diminished with a trace of warming ginger.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Straight and hones bourbon-barrel Scotch. Vanilla, wood, toffee, and floral notes. Hint of confectionery citrus. Touch of marzipan and a feint of tannins.

    Taste:
    Classic taste, vanilla-ed toffee, fruit marmalade.

    Body:
    Smooth as silk, yet stripped of oilyness by chill filtration

    Finish:
    Medium; a bit dry, honey, mixed nuts, citrus and some toffee again.

    Price:
    Very fairly priced

    Presentation:
    Sober but decent

    Comments:
    A rather good daily dram, don't expect firework, just whisky in it's most plain form. Yet a very well balanced price-quality whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  25. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Simple mainstream dram, good enough for day to day use, if you like drinking whisky every day. ;-)

  26. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  27. ApricotOne scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  28. славон scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  29. Bottlin Bond scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  30. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  31. BottleBox scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Malt, mandarin, pear, yeasty
    • Taste
      Green pepper, spicy, rather flat
    • Finish
      short finish without any special events

  32. Austin.Foster scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Apples and pear on the nose, intensely fruity.
    • Taste
       Butter crème, and bourbon-y sweetness on the palate.
    • Finish
      Light cocoa and almonds that turns to fruit on the finish.

  33. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad at all, wish it was bottled at a higher strength. Even at 43% ABV it would have been much more substantial.

    (Rating interval 79-82)
    • Nose
      Fruity nose, honey, soap, vanilla, subtle spices, I'm not sure what spices, but wood spice I think. Vanilla fudge and some floral element in this, feels quite complex.
    • Taste
      Light texture, weak on the palate, too weak to really deliver the flavors of the nose. Black pepper and confectory, sweet malt, some pear and malt sugar and raw sugar. The spices are there far, far back. 
    • Finish
      The finish is short with black pepper and licorice together with some sweet malt. 

  34. Playdie scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  35. joep scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  36. Hvdree scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      79 79

  37. nathanyael scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  38. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  39. aby scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    retasted this one at the Glen Grant distillery. In my opinion it is not a `whisky of the year 2013` (Jim Murray), but i liked it better than last time i tasted it  78p.

  40. karloff scored this whisky 60 points Specialist

    Glen Grant is always cheap and that`s because it`s just your everyday malt, the sort you would give to someone who popped round to say hello. This isn`t to say that this is a bad malt, i enjoyed it and recommend it to someone starting their whisky journey.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      66 66

  41. karloff scored this whisky 60 points Specialist

    This is  your average joe malt which isn't a bad thing i still enjoyed it. This was a birthday presant off my daughters.
    • Nose
      Caramel straight away with a light fruity nose of apples pears and a wift of barley.Nice but nothing out of the ordinary.
    • Taste
      Quite smooth and creamy with bitter green apples and spice.Light in body.An everyday man malt.
    • Finish
      A light and refreshing smooth and creamy malty finish.

  42. markjedi1 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    This is as easy as the NAS-version The Majors Reserve (which I favour). Still less than 25 EUR.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
    • Nose
      The nose offers white orchard fruit (green apples and pears), with hints of vanilla, immediately upholstered with oranges, toffee and clear hints of dried grass. Nutmeg and cinnamon. But it is all very lightfooted. A bit too light, to be honest.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it shows a light body with loads of vanilla, breakfast cereals and some woodspice. Even some sultanas. The sweet malt stays in the lead and again turns this into an effortless malt.
    • Finish
      The finish is short, light on pepper, apples and oak, with a slightly bitter finale.

  43. granella2003 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full and intense aromas of sweet sherry and red fruit with very attractive notes of figs and dates
    • Taste
      Clear influence of sherry is noticeable with beautiful tones of oak and recurring red fruit, with a particular cherries emerge. Further hints of dark chocolate and yoghurt can be observed
    • Finish
      An aromatic aftertaste with hints of sweet sherry and vanilla

  44. Jonkers scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the best part. Taste and finish are disappointing.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, oak and malt. Butterscotch and some honey. Fresh like mowned grass. Intense and a hint of saltiness.
    • Taste
      Sirupy and spicy. Vanilla and malt and also a hint of liquorice.
    • Finish
      After the spiciness there is not much about the other flavours. A little sweet but that unimpressive.

  45. m884 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: fresh, apple drink, floral - greens + flowers, hay, hints of honey - all relatively subtle

    Mouth: sweet, a bit honey, malt sugar

    Finish: honey, sourness of red berries like red currants, grassy, sweet apples

    Comments: A very subtle dram, very light and summery, good for a hot day to enjoy. Not much wrong here but too superficial and one dimensional for a above average score.

  46. D3US scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    I really love the sweetness in this, it's rather lovely. A nice mix of floral and fruit, honey and vanilla. But the malt is really great in this whisky. Yummy. 
    • Nose
      Very floral, malty and sweet. Vanilla and a bit of spice. A bit sharp, slightly nutty and some sour fruit. 
    • Taste
      Intense sweetness, nutty. Floral, fruity and incredible malt. Vanilla and honey, some spice and coconut. 
    • Finish
      Medium length. A slight bitter note but it's nice. Floral still, sweet fruit, vanilla and honey, and right at the end some subtle malt.

  47. Feusi scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    An easy drinking dram, sweet malt, honey and vanilla. Nice and warming finish. I guess you have not to look/search anything special in that whisky. Just enjoy it.

  48. aprager scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Easy to drink if you like sweet whiskies.
    • Nose
      Nutty, plenty of malt and honey
    • Taste
      Syrupy, walnuts, honey
    • Finish
      Long creamy finish with some dark chocolate

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