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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 May 2013 9:45 am
Colored

Average value

€ 253.49

14 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

142 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant Five Decades

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 109 Euro in July, 2013.  As I know this stuff is easy drinkable I opened another bottle as an easy-to-sip summer dram (and to do a detailed review)...

    ...that is a perfect mid-summer night companion, greatly balanced and full of harmony - but no "oompf" or taste sensations, just a brilliant composed drinker's dram.  So enjoy it without "analysis paralysis" - that's what is was made for...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the texture shows slow legs and fat tears. The nose offers an old style barley-driven profile which is pleasantly against the current heavy (virgin) oaky bourbon-ish trend. I really like that (and to me it is much more quaffable than the bitter and astringent modern "woodsky" style).
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is barley sugary driven with nice fruity and floral flavours. No distracting or unpleasant notes, but more wooden structures than in the nose. Really nice, and as expected water is not needed as it flattens somewhat this beautiful composition.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coats the whole of the mouth - great spirit! The finish is long and without any bitter or astringent or drying moments, simply adorable...

  2. Jpspecial scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Lemoncello. Granny Smith apples. But of spice. Baked minced pie. Very fresh and floral.
    Taste loads of vanilla and spice.
    Can taste some old oak. Some age and complexity is there. Spice on the tongue and very chalky finish. Trecicle. Bourbon casks for sure. Better with water.
    Pleasant aftertaste.

  3. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Cast Olila scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Max70 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fresh dram, ideal to open a journey in the whisky world with a group o friends in a summer evening.....
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry is present but is in harmony with other scents.... citrus and flowers .... fresh
    • Taste
      88 88
      White pepper, cinnamon, peach. Sweet and round in the mouth
    • Finish
      86 86
      RIch and sweet, with medium persistence.... refreshing....

  6. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Full-bodied candy with a more subtle - rather hidden complexity that is especially evident in the nose and the finish - citrus-vanilla-rich yummy and easy to drink
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla cream ice cream, citrus zest in a stir-cake dough, very creamy-oily-soft with flower influence, yellow melon, whipped cream with vanilla powder sugar
    • Taste
      89 89
      malty, lemon peel, sugared lemon, grapefruit peel, vanilla cream biscuits, green banana - slightly dry, sweet and oily - some pepper - pleasant spicy oak without bitterness - beautifully integrated and harmonious
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oatmeal cookies, lemon zest, ginger, wax and light oak flavors

  8. BXpress scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Certainly interesting and not as accessable as i had thought it would be. Rather unsexy.
    • Nose
      Very oily and slightly vegetal. A little bit closed at first. Some barley and slightly lemony with a hint of pepper. Slightly on cider vinegar and thats pretty much it. It's solid but not very engaging.
    • Taste
      Starts slightly oily and pleasantly vinegary. This is rather clean spirit driven. No oak noticeable. Quite some overripe, almost rotten fruit in the development which is rather interesting. Getting drier towards the end.
    • Finish
      Quite long, sharp and rather dry with an underlying sweetness and some apples.

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2013]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 105 Euro in June, 2013.

    [October, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 85 Euro in March, 2015.

    [January, 2018]  Upon request of a good friend I opened another bottle that I bought for 87 Euro in September, 2017.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5 both times.  My notes state a very subtle and delicate dram with a delicious barley sugary driven profile.  Completely old-stylish - I like that!

  10. Whiskybayer scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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