Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Refill Sherry casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2008 6:28 pm

Average value

€ 1444.21

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37 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1964 GM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.03 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Round, golden malt. Generous for 40%. Very wise, too. Honey expresses itself. Some fleeting aromas of apple and spices. With the opening, it is the wax that takes the ascendant, with buttered notes. The sherry notes are subtle, we also have some flowers.
    • Taste
      The spices are more supple than advertised on the nose, but it is round and juicy. The ABV is low, but it's not a problem, the texture is never watery. End of mouth more vinous.
    • Finish
      Medium finish in length, delicate, vanilla, elegant. It is here that the low alcohol level is felt more.

      Nose & Mouth 4/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1804

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2009]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 137 Euro in December, 2008.

    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 92,5.  My notes state a very complex and superb balanced refill sherry profile of the old school. Dangerously quaffable...

  3. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very well maturing, rich and oily body, and not weak at all in 40% ABV. 91/92.
    • Nose
      Petroleum. Sherry, fruits, caramel, antique leather and lacquered wood.
    • Taste
      Oily. Tannic oak, gerbeaud, caramel, citruses, apple and spices.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, oily, spicy and fruity.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, creamy caramel caramel with its vanilla pod!
    then intense return of sherry, dusty, dried encaustic, some dry leather, then fruit on the squeezed orange, lemon, some chocolate sprinkled (bitter cocoa!)
    • Nose
      buttered caramel, dust, moist woody, leather, maderized fruits, macerated, and crushed, it is much stronger than the deg could make fear !!
      back of wax.
    • Taste
      spices, mixed cooked fruits, old leather, oozing wood, wood chips, some vanilla, gingerbread, honey, then a slight trace of smoke.
    • Finish
      rather long and tenacious.

  5. BXpress scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior


    Not as mind blowing as i hoped but still a great old Glen Grant.
    • Nose
      Immediately a smell of Petrol. Oh how i love it. Indistinct oily, good rubber note. Tons of dried fruit follow. Hints of barley. New leather, fresh tobbacco and soft chocolate. Some brown sugar. Every time you put your nose to it there is something new. As old Whisky should be.
    • Taste
      Same rubber note, same petrol note and it's good. Oily again. A hint of bitter walnuts. Slightly rotten apples and a good bitterness. Nice caramel and a hint of farmy notes. There is a tiny flaw though. A little bit of heat comes through, and compared to the 1965-2004 that i tried this one feels a little over dilluted whereas the '65 was thick as sirup.
    • Finish
      Certainly long enough. Still oily, slightly dry with a touch of apple liqueur. Oily after taste with a hint of dried fruit.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Another very good aged Glen Grant but I preferred the 1965/04.
    • Nose
      Similar to the 65/04 I have just had but more fruit and not as mellow.

      Smells stronger than 40%, some wood varnish notes mixed in with toffee.
    • Taste
      Quite punchy for 40%, on caramel, dark jams, cookie dough, very faint orange, chocolate and a little pastry.
    • Finish
      Very smooth, creamy and quite rich

  8. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Delicious dram!

    The only reason I did not score it higher after the first tasting are the faint grainy notes on the nose ...

    Superb whisky - really old.

    It is very sweet but not overly so - it is always in melange with the spiciness and maturity of the malt.

    Tasting with Armin Fuchs in Spring 2016.
    • Nose
      Scouring powder and some mineral notes at first, old barn and some hay with some apple sauce.

      Then come more old citrus fruits and rotten wood at the beach - with some brine. Peat smoke, old books and old brown ointment ('Betaisodona').

      Now the sweetness arises with soft blossom honey, hints of fine vanilla (aged).

      Then the jams appear: Quince, apple, strawberry, cherry.

      Even more honey, mango puree and molten butter.

      Spices from the chocolate covered old wood, leather, caramel (also caramel cookies) and sweet orange juice. Peaces appear together with truffle-nut pralines and marzipan.

      Chocolaty malt with some slightly grainy notes combine with sweet rum-fruit mousse. Currants and warm blackberries.

      Later more salty-maritime notes with a slightly peppery peat. Sweet orange marmalade with some rum in it, chocolate covered raisins ...

      getting very round now.

      Old closet appears from the depth of the cask as well as dark bitter chocolate.

      Some wet sand, seashells and hints of an old workshop.

      Hints of cider and fermenting fruits tingle through the roundness from time to time. Hints of ash, hints of pear juice, hints of fragrant rose petals, hints of Sherry (or in the direction of the remains of an old red wine), hints of hair tonic and some impressions of an old Cognac.

      ... well ...
    • Taste
      Old cask, 'Island-Whisky' impressions in the beginning, many rum pickled fruits (dark and with some molasses), truffle-alcohol pralines, some earthy tones, old and tart citrus, fruit sweetness coating the mouth ...

      Some peat smoke in leather, malt, caramel, old wood, resin, scouring powder, chocolate covered wood ...

      ... very 'old' and mature impression - very full bodied and even with a nice and glowing fire in it ...

      Old closet, some fudge, espresso, tartness from the old wood, old cellar, different spices, hints of bergamotte, fruit liquors, some Cognac, again mineral hints of a beach and some salt ...

      Then the impression of an old 'lighthouse' arises - which is a feeling of just simple classic classic Whisky ...

      Grilled fish (maybe mackerel), shrimps. Later more wood - workbench and 'old alcohols'.

      ... not too weak at 40% - it is just right.
    • Finish
      Old Sherry casks with notes of iodine, peat-caramel-chocolate, salt, pralines, warm, more chocolate, very dark fruit sweetness, some malt, honey, raisins, old citrus again.

      Tartness from the wood leaning towards a slight bitterness from too hot espresso and dark bitter chocolate (indeed).

      The old wood seems to be dipped into brine ...

      Getting drier (impressions of a dusty cowshed maybe ...). Some grass, tea leaves and slightly sweetened black tea, some pipe tobacco and leather, again 'old' impressions - old furniture, salon de messieurs with an aftertaste of herring ...

      Hints of vanilla pods and rose petals, some Demerara, fruity honey and again hints of the old lighthouse.

      ... great finish!

  10. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    … my first Glen Grant!

    Very nice and rich - it was a pleasant first meeting!

    Thank you, FineSpirits_butler1 !


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