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Overall rating
90.47/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
06.07.1973
Bottled
03.2013
Calculated age
39 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
6582
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Apr 2013 6:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 372.60

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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

  1. GJR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      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.
    • Taste
      89 89
      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.
    • Finish
      90 90
      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.

  3. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It is lightly sherried, but richly flavoured.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Super gentle smoke, stewed pear, ginger and oak. Pretty long.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. j j scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    nice dram.. tasted with aby and elixer
    • Nose
      heavy nose, combined wood and fruits.
    • Taste
      nuts, almonds, raisins, old wood.
    • Finish
      dried fruits. not complex.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and J J
    • Nose
      nuts, fruity, even bourbon fruits, pepper and lot's of oak
    • Taste
      some wood smoke, gooseberries, lemon, raisins and the oak overload again
    • Finish
      bitter fruits, strawberries, pepper and orange

  8. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A bomb !
    • Nose
      Candied wood, dust, petrified fruit. A delight.
    • Taste
      A slow rise of tastes, to finally explode. It's powerful and delicious, an "old" sherry style.
    • Finish
      Warm radiance throughout the mouth, and tingling everywhere.

  9. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

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