- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Archives (Arc)
- Bottling serie
- First Release
- Stated Age
- 36 years old
- Number of bottles
- 46.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 22 Jan 2012 3:56 pm
14 × in wishlist
71 × member ratings
34 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1975 Arc
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points
- unheard of multi-layered fruit bomb: especially banana, lime, milk chocolate, slightly grassy. But the malt has its share. Wonderful!
Sweet vanilla, light fruits, wax and a light malty touch of hay and grain
Enters sweet with a taste of malt and hay followed by increasing peppery spices with honey
Medium long dominated by fading spices and a very end in the sign of dry oak
- nice whisky with raspberry in the nose, some spices and wood
taste: mango, bananas, bit spicy and oak
- funnily this feels quite anesthetic on the tongue right away after a few small sips despite the low alc.
First of: sweet & malty w red fruits ( strawberries & raspberries), icing sugar, creamy vanilla pudding, waxy, dusty, (89)
A bit later: a lot more waxyness now, also with some honeycomb notes, slightly more fruit & less dusty, (91)
cool tongue-feel to it, beeswax, malt sweetness, some fruits but somewhat hard to grasp here (plums, red grapes, passion fruit), couverture, tongue coating oily/waxy-ness (91)
utterly pleasant fade out with echoes of honey, honeycomb wax, vanilla pods, strawberries, mango and some couverture/chocolate (white & milk) swaying back & forth. (93)
At the very end a bit much oak-dryness for me (88).
- On the nose alone, I would easily rate this a 90, but the oak gets too
smug on the palate, making him dive under that score. Having said that, this is
one helluva Glen Grant.
As we have come to expect from Glen Grant, the nose is very fruity,
almost exotic: orange, strawberry, melon, cherry, raspberry. The last fruit is
the most prominent. Very sweet and slightly floral. Softly, but pleasantly
spiced with some allspice and nutmeg. After a bit of hand warmth, it reveals
polishing wax and leather. An abundance of honey. Very nice development. A nose
that keeps me occupied for more than fifteen minutes.
On the palate, it indeed proves to be a fruity whisky. All fruits from
the nose return (with a few extra in the mix like peaches), but the spices and
oak speak much louder now. Pepper and ginger and a slightly bitter twist from
The finish is drying, reasonably long and very spicy.
- Thanks for the sample guys.
Nose is fruity, clean, sweet with hints of tangerine, lemon zest, meadowlands, grass, green grapes and plums. It is definitely very pleasant and elegant. In other words the best fruity flavors Speyside could offer to Speyside whisky lovers.
Mouth is smooth and reflects the taste. In addition to fruits and fruity sweetness you will find oak, some spiciness and grapy dryness. It is a very good shot, no doubt about it.
Medium long, fruits slowly go away and becomes more oaky and dry.
- The nose is really the main attraction here, too bad the oak gets rather loud towards the finish. A perfect example of raspberry flavours in whisky.
Plenty of red fruits: cherries and plums but especially raspberries. A slightly floral (feminine) kind of fruits. Grenadine. Marshmallows. Indeed pink macarons as they say in the official notes. Some oak and spices as well.
Very fruity again (raspberries, banana, a little kirsch) but the wood brings a certain sourness now (orange skin?). Hint of liquorice and pepper. Nutmeg. A few waxy notes towards the end.
Long, but drier, less thick and more oaky than the best 1972 Glen Grants.