Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Stated Age
57 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Nov 2012 2:17 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2423.32

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55 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1955 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.75 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For me, the best of the six-pack 1950-55, interesting notes, which make only 40% least noticeable, fine part. --------------------------

    Conclusion after tasting the complete Glen Grant Collection series' 50s:


    For one-time tasting me enough 2cl actually plenty, for example, the chat FT I have almost always after about half an hour, when my notes are done, still a good sip in the glass, without somehow holding me back and to be frugal.
    So far, the 2cl have only been limited in difficult grip strengths, if something goes wrong during dilution.
    In this respect, I had little to no hesitation, in this case to cope with a smaller amount (about 1cl, in two a little less), full concentration, no gulp waste, dilute is not necessary.
    I take basically very small sips and keep the whisky quite a long time in my mouth, that I was too thin while tasting in the mouth, quasi taste "disappeared", but I have not experienced.
    Although I did not have such old whiskys before, but still quite a lot between 30 and 50, and my experience lets me guess, these Glen Grants were originally even stronger and are not insignificantly diluted, the alcohol content in the barrel would be just over 40% fell and you would have only insignificantly leveled to 40%, there would be more flavor, fatter, more wood, tannins ...
    As a comparison, the 1966 Ben Nevis WID: 66918 with only 29.5% - logically, less alcohol, softer, but the flavors (whether you like them or not) are fatter, thicker, richer than in the grents that disappears even with a tiny sip not after a short time in the mouth.

    The flavor of the Grants are all 6 pretty great, interesting, an experience. However, if you also want to enjoy the taste and the finish, you should or must take your mouth fuller, otherwise the whisky is gone before you even had half of the enjoyment.
    Especially if you take larger sips anyway (and heavy stuff is used to), you should probably not start under 5cl in this case.

    My order:
    1955> 1951/1953> 1954> 1950/1952
    (with the "straight" especially the "thinness" with taste and finish strikes)

    Nevertheless, * if * I had 2000 € hobby budget a month, I would probably take half the annual budget, buy me a six-pack, tear it up and enjoy it with friends. Just because it works and is delicious and the numbers on the bottle but somehow fun.
    (In any case, rather than me-times to put the same bottles in the cellar. ;-))

    (This tasting was probably my biggest challenge so far ... Careful, just do not miss a molecule, just do not waste a drop ... horror and fun and you get old like a cow and still learn.)
    • Nose
      Furniture polish, wax, walnut, cocoa, shisha tobacco ... and what a fresh, soothing hint of menthol and green apple, pleasant
    • Taste
      apricot jam, then molasses, cocoa, walnut, oak, soft pepper ... also has something of gingerbread, but something bitter, bitter, not fat / sweet, but rather subtle / dry / dry, but quite intense
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, cocoa, a hint of mint (has something of After Eight)

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    great old style sherry, tobacco, leather, rancio, dark fruits, and wood

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Santa, please be so kind as to put this under my tree. What a whisky. Between 1.500 and 2.200 EUR. I guess that makes us even, Santa, for the next ten Christmasses…
    • Nose
      Is it Christmas yet? For that is what this nose reminds me of. Punch, Christmas cake, a warm dessert with plums, apples and oranges, raisins and a bit of mint. But I mean big time! Such a wonderful fruitiness. And with a good espresso on the side. A touch waxy. And the woodsmoke again. This is festively good.
    • Taste
      Great body and good spiciness. Pepper, cloves, cinnamon – Christmas all over again. Some barley sugars precede the fruit. This is all about sherry notes: rum raisins, plums, figs, dades, you name it! Quite a bit of orange zest and a handful of nuts.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, very spicy and very dark and sweet. And very good.

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

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    The nose is quite rich and big. There are some winter spice notes with a good orange peel character. Oak embers glow gently in the campfire with a fruity note emerging, a drop of sherry added for good measure. The palate is well-balanced and rich and quite warming. The oak notes are peppery and spicy with cinnamon and cloves. The smoke whirls gracefully and a barley sugariness emerges. There are some sherried sultana notes with a good malty note. The finish is long and quite soft with sultanas and peels.

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

    G&M Tasting Notes:

    Dark gold in colour

    Nose: Cinnamon with rich fruit cake, rum & raisin
    aromas.  Orange zest and charred oak notes develop with a slight
    peppermint edge.  With water the sherry influences remain, fruit cake,
    rum & raisins.  Hints of coffee and aniseed develop with a touch of

    Sweet and lightly spiced, soft fruit and Brazil nut flavours develop,
    which compliment the sweet sherry character.  With water, initially
    grapefruit, plum and dark chocolate flavours.  A slight cigar ash edge


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