Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Sherry Cask
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Apr 2014 9:48 pm by Mr.Sandwich
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2732.23

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26 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1954 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.43 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I meant to try this at the Midlands fest when it was two dream drams. I got lucky today [TWE show] to get it gratis - what an honour!
    N: Malt tincture, new [shiny] leather and sweet shoe polish - dreamy!
    T: Yep, this is what i look for, the putty, the porridge and sherry have all merged into one over the years. Every sip is an emotional mouthful of culinary joy.
    F: Sherry ash [much like the Nepal Karuizawa WB], on the finish although theres more direct sherry influence here. Then there’s the char with a large dab of shoe polish creating a bitter-sherry charred finish. The char is a tad blatant, but its a quibble really.
    C: Not without it’s flaws but given the parameters, this is the gold right here. Joyous stuff. Blog

    Scores an A-

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

    Nose: love it. Utterly fruity, with
    apricots, bananas, ripe strawberries, papayas. Raspberry ganache. Old
    leather and beeswax. Hints of eucalyptus and lots of exotic woods,
    giving it a slightly oriental touch. Fruit teas, subtle tobacco notes.
    Fresh hints of verbena. Sweet and sour Madeira touches as well. It’s
    deeply sherried but in a wonderfully elegant way. Mouth: it sets off
    with a dry, rummy profile. Bananas flambéed, Demerara sugar, cinnamon.
    Quite a big dose of oak, yes, but juicy oak. Then it picks up
    fruitiness, in a slightly exotic way again, with a wonderful combo of
    pink grapefruit and apricot jams, mirabelles and bergamot. Some chestnut
    crème and mentholated touches. No powerhouse but surprisingly
    full-bodied and certainly full-flavoured given its strength. Finish:
    medium long, with dried fruits, spices, dark chocolate and a drying
    chalkiness that is well within limits.
    I love this style. It’s very rich and fruity and certainly not
    over-oaked, although all these years in a first-fill cask does give it a
    sappy, oriental edge. I can see why they picked this one to prove that
    the wood makes the whisky.

    Score: 94/100

  3. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Glen Grant 1954/2012 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Rare Vintage, 1st fill sherry casks)  1954? Ooh the ‘Book of Kells’ for LMdW from two years ago, what a star that was! (WF 93). Colour: deep amber. Nose: very impressive, imparting an immediate feeling of well-being, just like when you’re listening to Bach, or early Miles Davis. Ultra-classic sherried malt whisky, full of Corinth raisins, prunes, marmalade, chocolate, dates, zests, figs… and other dried fruits. A wonderful Christmas cake moistened with the best kirsch ever. After twenty seconds, some mint (as almost always with fine very old malts) and a touch of liquorice for good measure. And after forty seconds, the much expected and anticipated umami-esque notes of soy sauce, mushrooms, earth, and pipe tobacco. More classic than this no exist. Mouth: we’re in the same family as that of a great old cognac or even calvados, with raisins again, fruitcakes aplenty, some chocolate, more raisins, ripe plums, oranges… Now it’s true that the oak feels a bit (mind you, 58 years in wood), but since it’s geared towards a chocolaty and minty profile, all remains more than very fine. Only the strength is a tad low, I’m sure 43% vol. would have worked better. Finish: medium, with an amazing freshness, rather on chocolate, mint, and oranges. Perfect combo. Comments: they call this an after-dinner dram. I do agree, unless your meal’s been a little rich, in which case I prefer something that’s got more oomph. Like a Port Ellen Rare Malts ;-). Anyway, great, great old Glen Grant. Despite the old-fashioned 40% vol.! SGP:561 - 91 points.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful whisky from a long gone era. If money weren't an object, this is the only kind of whisky I'd drink :)
    • Nose
      What a sublime start. Mahogany, furniture polish, beeswax and tobacco. Lots of succulent red fruit (raspberry for example), a hint of soy. Very forest-y too, with wet leaves, wet wood and tree bark.
    • Taste
      Aniseed and mint. Pretty tannic, close to the edge, but never going over it. I believe there's the slightest hint of peat. Leathery, with a touch of cinnamon and cloves, but also red apple and apricots.
    • Finish
      Mint, woody and dried fruits. Long.


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