Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 aug 2011 1:55 pm

Average value

€ 1394.30

3 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 1959 GM

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 92.48 points.

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Proper old school sherry greets you
    initially on the nose, very rich and opulent with plenty of dark berries and
    fruits (it reminds me of the smell of a ‘proper’ sherry trifle that my elderly
    next door neighbour used to make for my parents when I was a child: I’m sure
    each one had near on a whole bottle of sherry in it!). Almonds and marzipan are
    present too, alongside licorice, prunes, boot polish, nail polish remover, old
    leather, heather, wet leaves, faint smoke, soft oak….the list goes on and on.
    Incredibly complex nose that is really quite mindblowing. Wow! More soft, sweet
    fruits on the palate with hints of fresh chillies, tannins and faint smoke
    keeping things very interesting. A medium-long, sweet and spicy finish that is
    a touch drying, but doesn’t cross the line into bitterness. I was seriously
    impressed with this dram. I fear that it is relic of a bygone era as I haven’t
    had anything with this kind of profile/complexity among more recent releases (although
    a couple of single cask sherried Glendronach’s probably come closest). A great
    honour to be able to try it before it disappears for ever!


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