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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1972 MoS
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.36 points
- Glen Grant 39 yo 1972/2012 (54.1%, Malts of Scotland, Angel’s Choice, sherry hogshead, cask # MoS 12006, 78 bottles)
Colour: gold. Nose: very unusual, starting kind of soapy and paraffiny
in a good way. Think old Cadum ;-). Then we get more almond oil and
marzipan, together with some wax polish and certainly quite some oak
sawdust. Lactones. It’s only after quite a few minutes that more fresh
fruits come out, papayas, pears, greengages… A funny two-step nose.
Mouth: rich, with many citrus fruits talking first this time, including
some orange squash and tonic water that aren’t that far from the soapy
notes we had in the nose. Campari, bitter oranges and a lot of nutmeg
then, and I really mean a lot. Finish: long, jammier, with some
limoncello and something faintly metallic in the aftertaste, similar to
what we found in the old OB. Peppery aftertaste. Comments: a different
old Glen Grant, maybe it was reracked in newer wood at some point.
What’s sure is that it’s excellent whisky, like everything in these
series. SGP:562 - 87 points.
- This Whisky was sold for 230 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016
- Another jammy Glen Grant 1972, an excellent fit for this high-quality Angel's Choice series.
Typical Glen Grant 72, full of sweet, juicy fruits. Quince marmalade, stewed prunes and apricot pie. Over time this evolves into almond notes and cinnamon. Highlights of mint. A little wax. Lovely.
Still fruity with a little more oak now. Nice balance of fruity sweetness (raisins, fruit cake) and oaky sourness. Nutmeg and pepper. Oranges. Hints of strawberry jam but they're gone before you know. Fades on mint liqueur.
Medium long, on oranges and drying spices.