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Overall rating
80.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1975
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
947 ml
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21 Jul 2014 4:52 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1975

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: More spirit than grain as expected for a 5yo but theres just enough wood to create a juxtaposition. Silverskin pickled onions, cheese & onion crisps, lemon saki, lemon sponge cake, Peppery oily grain in the old style compared to modern young Glen Grants. Lemon, curry spices, butter shortbread, At the end of the bottle, my overall impression was - sugary ethanol, prickly stuff, sugary honey grain, rough edges, toasted somewhat, spirit led, yeasty, vegemite, peatish grain, butter biscuits. Fun nose
    T: Spirity for sure with mellow grain, [soft, refined barley], watery and underpowered with mild sweetness but with more bold waxy, peppery, wood spice building. By the end of the bottle, the experience was a prickly rough entrance, softened dramtically with a few drops of water. touches of citrus and pepper with a fine oily texture, mellowing as the grain takes hold, sorts itself out, grain led, with staying power.
    F: The peppery spirit lingers on and on the tip of the tongue. Stringent bitter/sweet, citrusy, minerally, grainy, wood follows. An oily, milky, film finish minutes later with a touch of powdered drinking chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and witch-hazel which another five years in oak would surely bring out. Ultimately, this 5yo is drying, ethanol light and grainy, hints of citrus. Really poor lingering milk of magnesia at the death
    C: Way too young but displaying good spirit…. and potentially good casks if they had been given time to prove themselves. I bought this bottle at auction for academic purposes to compare old with new. Well worth £55 in that respect.

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