Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series - Book of Kells
Stated Age
59 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
France France
Added on
26 sep 2011 12:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2699.99

26 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 1952 GM

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.53 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Without a doubt one of the best glen grant o have ever tried, it’s great to see a non sherry bomb expression for once, excellent

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Without a doubt one of the best glen grant o have ever tried, it’s great to see a non sherry bomb expression for once, excellent

  3. GLEN MAUR did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting note by Serge Valentin

    Glen Grant 59 yo 1952 (49.2%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMDW, Book of Kells, refill hogshead, cask #1134)Five stars That’s right, this baby is almost 60 years old. It fetched Gold at the MM Awards 2011 and I just saw that they still have it at whisky.fr. 750€ is a lot of money but remember a 70yo is worth £10,000 at G&M’s while other brands will try to sell you prepubescent whiskies for hundreds of quids… Oh, and isn’t the label beautiful? As for the bottle, remember you can always buy second-hand crystal decanters at flea markets for just a few bucks… Colour: gold. Nose: oh yes! Old whisky! What no artificial ageing process will ever achieve! (erm, hopefully). Starts with stunning notes of almond oil, teak oil (for the deck of your yacht) and many, many other oils plus camphor, eucalyptus syrup and cedar wood (cigar humidor). Goes on with many fruit jams and honeys, in the style of the 1972s but with more complexity. Polished jams, so to speak, and then tar liqueur and a beautiful spice mix (not space mix, G&M are no drug designers!) In short, a fantastic nose.

    Mouth: sure there’s a little oak that’s striking first but what’s really amazing is how light those oaky notes are. After that, it’s a very wide, very complex combination of fruit jams, chutneys, spices, herbal teas and beeswax, without any cloying parts and, above all, still no overoakiness. Pipe tobacco. Finish: medium long, a tad more drying now, which is normal, with something floral. Orange blossom water? Quite some menthol in the aftertaste, it’s almost as if you had just sucked a few mint drops. Comments: quite miraculous. It’s got something of both the Mortlach and the Glenlivet 70yo by G&M. Frankly, the price is quite 'cheap' relatively (don't shoot, don't shoot!), especially since I believe there were less than the equivalent of 50 bottles remaining in the old cask… SGP:462 - 92 points.

  4. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting notes of the Maison du Whisky

    Appearance: Old gold with topaz reflections.

    Nose: Rich, complex. Its fruitiness is senseless freshness. It is full of apples, mirabelle plums, citrus fruit, almonds, nuts, passion fruit and pineapple. The flowers are not left behind, among which: peony, honeysuckle, linden, iris. Spices either, cardamom, coriander, saffron, ginger.

    Palate: A creaminess and at the same time a phenomenal vivacity. First of all, dead leaves, chestnuts and liquorice add an autumn hue. Then, place new fruits (mango, apricot, lime). Evoque raisin cake. The nobility and the preciousness of its woodland are highlighted by beeswax. Precious wood.

    Overall: Long, taut. The spices were made more powerful (pepper, clove) and spicy (paprika). The cocoa bean, the curry, the wet straw, the bitter oranges, the exotic fruits and the heady flowers come back in strength and constitute a real fireworks display.

  5. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Takemoto Katsuhiko 【First】: Beautiful amber disk is thick sweet smell reminiscent of lychee (++) Pomegranate (++): Royal and translucent jack rose loquat (+) Deep fried burnt wheat reddish Peach (+) Muscat (++) Lemon mint The feeling of fragrance (++) is not as strong as Mizunara, moist wood that fuses well with the scent of barley Fresh gourd candy ~ honey mead time Acetic Acid Pineapple Starchy Barley Protein Alcohol sharp enough 【Middle】: Although it is very cohesive and somewhat different from saying that it is lively, it has strong strength which can not be predicted from the aging years. After inflating with a large thickness, it seeps with a sense of separation that does not have any fragrance There is "fruit" sense rather than anticipation The sense of barley is obviously burned but not the composition of smoked or iodine smoke but the texture of wheat like a rock drifting on the tongue, Sensation burned in the oven It feels even in the old McCarran of the simple pasturi year, but also the martial arts are high frequency, the outline is not that of the clear water addition obviously old It is unlikely that it is stuffed in recent years It has an old feeling and the corner stands steadily Rather than expectations that are not sticky at all, there is reddish pomegranate and peach with time without woody, those dry fruits, time difference, rich in starchy and "sweet potato" Along with tropical fruit with a thick custard, vanilla rise, further coating the tongue (+++) density high, stop the time 【Finish】: Plant sensitive sake cake of Yoshinomi type (++) Viscosity, swallowed silky outline as it is Returning priority nose escape is fruitiness of the body and custard (++) long on the tongue Stagnant, soaked burnt wheat and cinnamon stick (+), wood sensation Not sharp pungent and spicy, but fruit-based acidity and abundant wheat starchy not loosening honey Mead Refreshing feeling, a ginkgo, finally The sourness of Muscat and the sweetness of the smith remain http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=13029


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