Glen Grant 30-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
150th Anniversary
Stated Age
30 years old
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Square Bottle
Added on
18 Jul 2011 11:30 am

Average value

€ 551.60

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61 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 30-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    For 45% really full and voluminous, very exciting notes and beautiful tropics with spice come very close to my favorite aspects, plus a touch of salt, great ...
    • Nose
      Great, crisp, fresh fruits, exotic such as mango, papaya, water melon and honeydew melon, but also grapes and pears, beautiful, fine salt crust, rosemary, fennel, granulated sugar, slightly rough leather, grapefruit, lemongrass, honey, toffee, great, fine Malt, ginger, cumin, wax
    • Taste
      Hui, spicy, ginger, cardamom, a hint of curry, green pepper, Southeast Asian cuisine, papaya, candied mango, kiwi, canned pineapple, green apple, green tea, honey, watermelon, litchi, pear, brown sugar, nice malt, brioche, Marzipan, hazelnut
    • Finish
      Ginger, camphor, mango, kiwi, white pepper, lemongrass, green apple, long

  2. katarn_rb scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Ripe fruit basket, extremely many flavors, also has something of wood polish, just great!
    • Taste
      93 93
      First fruity (papaya) then spicy, herbs & leather, peppery from the oak at the back
    • Finish
      89 89
      Tea and tart fruit, not too long

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


    Dark gold
    What a fruit bomb! Mango, papaya, lime and honeydew melon. In addition, vanilla and underlying leather and fine tea aromas. The seasoning is present, but very filigree - soft and tasty!
    Very fat and waxy on the tongue (which we didn't expect). Now becoming very spicy and with lots of herbs and fresh wood. Tart and salty with leather, avocado, Chinese grass, green chilli, but unfortunately without the fruity notes from the nose, which are completely submerged here.
    Medium length - creamy, tart, and a bit woody. Dark cocoa notes and mocha appear, which combine with soft liquorice and leather. No fruit to be found here either. Teen notes round off the finish.
    91 points
    N: 92P / G: 91P / F: 91P

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An interesting and very pleasant whisky, in the taste / finish is simply gorgeous, deep, diverse, but the aroma, alas, is much inferior to them, very closed, it opens slightly, it is a pity it could be very good.
    • Nose
      Closed, dry, first nose - mineral ash; old wood, furniture, boiled vegetables, oil shades, mineral notes - stone crumb, wet plaster; corn,
    • Taste
      Rich, soft, oily, a lot of oak, enveloping, velvet, notes of furniture varnish, leather goods, burnt rusks, strongly roasted coffee, burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, oak, leather accessories, grain, coffee, burnt branches, roasted nuts, stout.

  6. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Newly opened bottle from auction mid-2017 for USD $ 450.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Great nose. Perhaps a bit of smoke followed immediate with quick, sharp whiffs of peach rose and passionfruit, a la an old, fruity Macallan, but unlike the latter, the aromas are not as permanent. Also a hint of roasted chestnuts.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Soft and lovely. I was hoping this would be mouthcoatingly viscous and wide, but not so. This is somewhat fruity, but I was hoping for more. Definitely not as good as the nose. From mid-palate on, there is a bit of oak and dryness, but still the elegance is there.
    • Finish
      89 89
      A bit of wood dryness. Impressive start on the nose but things go a bit downwards from there. Would I pay the same now, in mid-2019? Probably not, but prices have probably gone up a bit since then.

  7. Mr. D. scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. SFWC scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Glorious old Spey. The sherry hasn’t dominated like so many others so there is a balance here with the malt and the oak. Sublime stuff. 92pts from SFWC.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. magic_slim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good old style whisky with a lovely nose.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity and elegant oloroso sherry aroma at first nosing - a lovely nose. Notes of dried pears, apple juice and wet straw. The sherry aroma is quite weak and substituted by notes of sandalwood, polish and precious leather. Notes of Bailoni apricot liqueur are coming up. 
    • Taste
      Old style, surprisingly light, herbal, spicy and dry at first mouthfeel. Dominated by strong notes of black tea without sugar. Some liquorice, ginger and pepper as well. A whiff of oranges but summarising there is almost no fruitiness at all.  A little bit too watery in my opinion. The nose was much better.
    • Finish
      Long with notes of black tea and spices lingering on. The aftertaste is dry with a herbal bitterness.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glen Grant 30 yo (45%, OB, 150th Anniversary, 1990)
    Bottled for the distillery’s 150th Anniversary. The label was
    deliciously old-world but those are coming back these days anyway, not
    only at Glen Grant’s. Nostalgia sells. Colour: dark gold. Nose: Glen
    Grant is sometimes said to lack character – which is pretty undetectable
    when there’s a thick layer of sherry anyway – but this is a good
    example of just the opposite. Granted, there’s a good deal of ripe
    apples and gooseberries but the very pleasant metallic touches as well
    as the combination of tropical fruits (mangos…) with plain OBE make this
    baby quite superb. Add a few spoonfuls of honeydew, mint, parsley and a
    little leather and you get this winning result. Very little sherry if
    any, which was a little unusual in old Glen Grants in my experience.
    Mouth: excellently excellent! It’s very big whisky, very potent, spicy
    and fruity at the same time, with many herbs and spices nestling in the
    background. Wonderful combination of passion fruits and mangos with
    thyme, menthol, liquorice and a little sage. Some bitter oranges as well
    then a little capsicum. Finish: long, with the fruits even more in the
    forefront. Spicy/leathery aftertaste. Comments: you’d expect
    distilleries to bottle only their best for important anniversaries such
    as 100, 150 or 200. Remember Bowmore’s 200… What’s sure is that it’s
    what Glen Grant did as well. Big dram! SGP:651 - 91 points.



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