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William Grant & Sons Limited Ghosted Reserve

Overall rating
86.80/100
votes
9
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Cask Reserves
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
26 years old
Number of bottles
4100
Strength
42.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Mar 2015 7:55 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 418,54

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Whisky Reviews for William Grant & Sons Limited Ghosted Reserve

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: There's more to this than meets the,.. er, nose. Its not quite as ‘square’ as you may at first think. Look out for the bourbon cask complex with a chalkiness and raisin yeastiness.
    T: Soft aged yeastiness with a little [refill] oak.
    F: Woody vanillas, spirit dry.
    C: I try this everytime i see it [mainly at festivals], given the history, the kudos and the fact that this blended malt is presented in different batches. This is batch #04/2600, not that i have detected any major differences between them so far. Would be a treat to try a ‘ghosted’ flight.
    Scores a B[-]

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: I’ve never tried either Ladyburn or Inverleven so what a joy to try both at the same time, even if they are blended together. Whilst Bushmills nextdoor were offering their ’precious’ 21yo for a black token ??, William Grant and Sons seemingly wanted people to experience this rarity - gratis. Quite a treat i can tell you. Its a light malt, delicate even with a refined flour>dough base. Rather transient,…. and ethereal - but thats the romanticism kicking in now.
    T: Sour grain, savoury-sweet and subtle overall, but with a weight/depth behind it. Its dusty too with the taste of peach skins coming through. Very lowlands in its quirkiness
    F: Sour greenish touches, distillate led, floury with light oak.  Dry, sour conclusion
    C: Financially William Grant could have made more profit releasing these two as separate ‘closed distillery’ releases, but then again maybe not. Does a master distiller get nervous when they vat two rare whiskies in quantity? 4100 bottles worth with an initial rrp of £365. Well look whats in it, just Ladyburn and Inverleven - amazing!

    Scores a B[-]

  3. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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