Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Celtic Series - Book of Kells
Stated Age
59 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
60.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
France France
Added on
16 dec 2014 9:19 am by Alex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3542.50

32 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 1955 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.15 points.

  1. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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


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

    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).

  4. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.


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