- Single Malt
- Mackillop's Choice (McC)
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Calculated age
- 39 years old
- Sherry Cask
- 52.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 19 Apr 2013 6:17 pm
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45 × member ratings
48 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1973 McC
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.47 points
- It's a very good whisky, with great balance brought by what I think is refill wood. It's waxed, apply, a bit malty, but all well-behaved.
Indeed, this smells a bit dusty, like old style whiskies (and this is an oldie indeed...). Not too much sherry influence, at least not a bold one. It's rather mineral, with red apples, and a fair amount of mixed nuts. Later, polished leather and furniture polish reveal themselves. Then, some green herbs like dill and chive pop up. Rather awkward maybe, but it works here.
Rather refill-like, with enough influence of the distillate. Apples and orange juice, and a malty base. Then the wood speaks louder with vanilla, caramel, cardamom, even a bit of liquorice root, and ample polished furniture. Finally, some salted almonds.
Rather long and oaky, but not with the bitter and dry side of it. Instead, it's the polished, waxy side combined with stewed apple, caramel and salted almonds. It works very well.
- It is lightly sherried, but richly flavoured.
Slightly dusty with glue wood polish to start. It's a bit prickly, but it softens after a while. Pink grapefruit, then peaches and lemon. Some cookie dough as well. Not the most complex nose, but lovely intense.
Just a whiff of smoke (very, very light peat), which gives it that old-timey taste. Exactly how I love it. Plenty of oak, with lemon and ginger, but also almonds and walnuts. Fruit cake as well.
Super gentle smoke, stewed pear, ginger and oak. Pretty long.
- nice dram.. tasted with aby and elixer
heavy nose, combined wood and fruits.
nuts, almonds, raisins, old wood.
dried fruits. not complex.
- tasted with Aby and J J
nuts, fruity, even bourbon fruits, pepper and lot's of oak
some wood smoke, gooseberries, lemon, raisins and the oak overload again
bitter fruits, strawberries, pepper and orange
- A bomb !
Candied wood, dust, petrified fruit. A delight.
A slow rise of tastes, to finally explode. It's powerful and delicious, an "old" sherry style.
Warm radiance throughout the mouth, and tingling everywhere.
- Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Fruitcake richness, a little furniture polish and malt loaf.
Palate: Agile with crushed mixed nuts, spice and gentle oak.
Finish: Long with more fruitcake and a hint of maraschino.
Overall: Rich and sherried but remarkable light in character.