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Overall rating
93.15/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
1952
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
53 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2011 10:55 am

Average value

€ 3406,15

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55 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1952 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.15 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/four-really-old-scotch/

    I’ve been here twice before, scoring it 88 & 90 respectively.

    N: Sweet citrus culminating in a mixed grocery bag of clementines, limes, satsumas and rose apples as well as mango juice and an undercurrent of metallic-chalky paint. Lovely stuff but with a narrow depth of field. Don’t these wonderful fruit notes and grand old vintages deserve more than the minimum abv?
    T: Tasty yet thin juice, though firming up slightly on the turn.
    F: Soft, sweet chalky>fruity<dry finish.
    C: Is it fair to hold the opinion that 40% abv strength is unacceptable at this level, especially when it appears to have an adverse effect on this rare final product? It’s back to 88 points but I feel it could/should be 90+/<43% easily. Also, this very possibly struggled after the SMWS powerhouse.Scores a B[+]

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    As the man himself Stephen Rankin said, “this is the bees knees”. I had this before and found it to be excellent [88], though creaking at the seams. Let’s see how i receive it today.

    N: Ah, that's a deep floral-sweet, nectar-syrup to die for. Wish I knew my flowers more, for labelling and naming purposes.
    T: Thin yet potent, very potent with a touch of acute sharpness and some soot underneath. The thin mouthfeel actually thickens into the finish - yum yum.
    F: Hums and purrs with an even more desirability than on the palate.
    C: Only the body and initial mouthfeel lack conviction for super-stellar marks but this is still excellent, more excellent indeed than in October 2016. Blog
    Scores an A-

  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    www.whiskyauction.com
    04-2016 €605

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Its an old syrup malt of course, initially amazing as they all seem to be at this age. The characteristic speyside notes of lemon and light peppery, honeyed malt are locked in embrace - very soft, very deep. No faking the pedigree here.
    T: Quite sour to start. Its a dry, clean chew over soft but expansive oak. Lemony, malty paper mulch develops like chewing on a dry, thick lemon-infused newspaper
    F: Much the same as the palate, very long and lingering dry finishing with vanilla of course, and a lot of chalk.
    C: Despite all those years in wood, the oak accompanies the malt very well, much as an accomplished pianist does for the singer. This 53yo is creaking at the seems however, but theres much to be gleaned from this old timer even if it is somewhat over baked.

    Scores a B[+]

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