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Glen Grant 30-year-old

Overall rating
91.72/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
150th Anniversary
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Square Bottle
Added on
18 Jul 2011 11:22 am

Average value

€ 1.113,23

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 30-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.72 points

  1. UndergroundAgent 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

  2. 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.

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

    Whiskyfun.com

  4. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    【First】: no seed grape sweetness Sweetness of sweet cherry (+) cherry (+) red peach with added sugar content awesome smell great 【Middle】: noble sweet rich sugar rich grape juice slightly viscous body 【Finish】: return, nose missing enough momentum (+) upper mouth stimulation red pepper lightly acerola rose coating take some moisture http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=6717

  5. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Soy sauce and mushrooms. Great whisky. Old bottle effect?

  6. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A bottling of 30 year old Glen Grant released in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the distillery`s 1840 opening. TWE

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