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Overall rating
90.11/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Vintage
1930s
Bottled
1970s
Stated Age
45 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
18 Jul 2011 10:57 am

Average value

€ 2488.08

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38 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 45-year-old GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.11 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    What a let down, this is defiantly oxidised, and mixed with the oak from the cask, it has destroyed the whisky (almost).
    Strange thing is the nose was really nice?
    • Nose
      93 93
      First off there is cigar smoke, old tanned leather, old leather books, old leather arm chairs, well you get the picture :)
      A little peat but also rock pool smells which surprise me, brine, hints of orange, ginger, and then out of nowhere some meaty notes emerge, like cold beef and finally some chocolate wafer,
      A refined, elegant nose, just lovely, but ever so slightly shy otherwise it would be 95 points.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Oh no what is this, its a little bitter and flat as a fart where is all the elegant flavour the nose promised?
      No It is thin on the palate, air has definitely got to this but there is enough spice/pepper and peat left but it is almost dead mid palate, the oak has basically almost destroyed everything else
    • Finish
      75 75
      The finish is actually decent with the peat coming through and a little sherry.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/14/old-rare-2020-young-old-old-old/

    N: An OBE’ed fruity number in the form of ripe fruits that were left unpicked and still hanging on their respective trees and shrubs well into late autumn. Other than that, we’ve a honeyed fruity malt with an old dusty blend-like quality.
    T: An OBE’ed bitter old blend.
    F: Cardboard-y and heathery.

    C: Darn it, another flat one. Not ok! No point in scoring bottles in these conditions.

    [Not scored]

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: If you have a 45 years matured whisky in the glass, then you expect a least noticeable wood note, given the long time spent in the barrel Malt. But surprisingly, this is not even the case! Instead, it shows full fruitiness, with juicy oranges, ripe apples, bananas, strawberry jam, candied apples, sweet, juicy and sugary. Vanilla, popcorn, honey, ripe Riesling, apricots, mango and a little bit of glue, just enough to make it pleasant.

    Mouth: Sweet, fine, and yet strong in itself, so strong can be an old malt in this alcohol strength. Again juicy fruitiness, but also vanilla, extremely fine wood and many floral tones. Light style, with a lot of elegance and understatement. Interestingly enough, the woodiness also lingers in the background and only appears so much in the taste to give the malt the necessary complexity.

    Finish: Medium long, still sweet, almost sugary, but unfortunately with burglary and a little fast demise.

    Conclusion: Incredible, how little obvious wood I could hear in this ancient malt, unfortunately a little weak in the finish.

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/

  4. Sonett scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic dram distilled between 1935-40
    • Nose
      Exotic fruits, Mango, Pineapple, canned Peaches, Cinnamon, Vanilla and a little Caramel
    • Taste
      Mild and sweet entry with all of the fruits above, warm mild spices
    • Finish
      Medium long finish with mild spices and a hint of oak

  5. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    【First】: Awesome fragrance top momentum is second melon (+) in power feeling stronger in leather feeling (++) burnt tartar acid taste also calmer sweetness of apple (++) momentum wow (++) time is Even if it does not decline [Middle]: It is burning but moderately moderate body Dried persimmon with no gentle corners (+) Smoke 【Finish】: Returning, nose escape together Powerful (++) Milk chocolate (+) Chocolate mousse (+) Chocolate and ham Ham Chili peppers Heat with late Muscat lingering finish http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=477

  6. nulty scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    He must not be young this one, a lot of time in the barrel and a few years in the bottle ... It's not bad at all, maybe a bit too old. Tasted blind.
    • Nose
      Explosion of exotic fruits (mangoes among others), accompanied by citrus (grapefruit, oranges). Old discreet classy wood. OBE? Very melted. A little cocoa, cinnamon. Dry vegetable smoke. Cave or old house. A little caramel.
    • Taste
      D same caliber as the nose. A bit bitter. Long. Not powerful but aromatic. Fruit very present, definitely OBE. Spices, green leaves, hazelnuts, praline, strawberry liqueur.
    • Finish
      Always fruit (more of us now), dry.

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