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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1955 GM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.89 points
- House of Whisky Tasting Note: Color: mahogany with greenish reflections. Nose: deep, complex. Apricots, blackberries, peonies, brooms, black licorice, figs, dates, scents of tropical plants and cherries in brandy: each of these notes combine to draw a particular picture complex and lush of this very venerable Glen Grant. The nose evolves with minerality (shale, manganese) on grilled walnuts, quince jelly and tobacco. Palate: lively, racy. Its attack oscillates between exotic fruits, ripe fruit jellies, liquorice stick and noble spices (cardamom, clove, cinnamon). The mid-palate makes us enjoy a delicious blend of sandalwood, pipe tobacco and red fruits (raspberry, strawberry). Juicy, it extends on citrus (orange, clementine). Final: long, silky. The finesse of its tannins communicates to his touch a lot of delicacy and velvety. Its invigorating acidity suggests hints of mustard seeds and cherries in eau-de-vie. With a nice bitterness (gentian), the retro-olfaction is also powdered (rice pudding). The empty glass is floral and heady (tuberose, lilac purple).
- Glen Grant 59 yo 1955/2015 (60.8%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMDW, Book of Kells, 1st fill sherry hogshead, cask #845)
A winner of a Gold Medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2014. I’ve just
seen that it’s still available, for one tenth of the price of the
Mortlach 75 yo. Oh and did you notice the incredible strength after
almost 60 years in wood? Colour: coffee. Nose: chocolate everywhere.
We’re wandering throughout a chocolate factory, while they’re making
both thin mints and marmalade-filled chocolates. All this chocolate
would never go away – good news – but other aromas appear, such as
blackberry jelly, peonies, blood oranges, black cherries, and pipe
tobacco. No gunpowder, no bacon. With water: thin mints, really. After
Eights, then slate and the blackest, fattest, dampest pipe tobacco. All
black in there. And some menthol, as expected once again.
(neat): smashes you with grey pepper, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon,
then hyper-concentrated marmalade and, once again, truckloads of black
chocolate. And coffee, Gauloise, all that. A bit, cough, cough, strong…
At 59 years of age! With water: beautifully mentholy and fruity.
Definitely oriental, with some orange blossom, cloves, pomegranates,
sweet curry sauce, then litres of artisan hot chocolate and coffee.
Crunching just-roasted coffee beans. Finish: long, always extremely
chocolaty, with a marmalady signature and always a little menthol.
Bitter oranges, a touch of cardamom again. Comments: I was afraid this
baby would be too drying and flat, since other 1955s had been a little
weak, but that wasn’t the case at all, was it! I’m sure this spectacular
baby would cure just anything. Just not malt mania. SGP:561 - 92 points.
- MMA 2014 (Malt Maniacs Awards): gold medal with an average score of 90 points and took the "Best Sherried Whisky" award in the Ultra Premium range