Glen Grant 1992

Overall rating
84.34/100
votes
94
Whiskybase ID
WB6577
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cellar Reserve
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
13542
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
8000432020746
Added on
03 mar 2009 3:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 217.94

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94 × member ratings

216 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 1992

17 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.34 points.

  1. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    One of my whisky mates has a saying: " I have not tasted a bad Glen Grant till date". I guess he is right. Same applies to me.
    Great fruity vanilla nose. Fruity and grassy taste. Medium long finish. Too expensive for today's prices but still a very decent summer dram.

  2. fop scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Seriously good whisky. Bought it today for €60, a bargain!! Cork broke, t happens. Old stuff, where were you in "92.
    Like it, reminds me of a GG I bought in Scotland. Clean, fruity, very good casks.

  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is good whisky but I have never had such an inconsistent experience with a whisky which is clearly down to me. Sometimes it is a creamy custard vanilla and citrus beauty. Other times it is a good but fairly bland offering. I have scored it based on my average experience.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. woodstock scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Dense Speyside made from ex-bourbon barrels, yellow fruits, oily long, no smoke.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh yellow fruits, some floral notes that I can not classify. Still quite tender.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet yellow fruits, first of all honeydew melon, behind it more peach than citrus fruits, some delicate wood and clear vanilla. The 46% are well integrated (and are much better for this Glen Grant than the subsequent 16y with 43%), the whisky is never alcoholic-like.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is oily dense and of medium length. The taste carries and not the alcohol. Clean conclusion.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2012]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 46,50 Euro in April, 2012.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a delicate and easy quaffable dram without any flaws and a nutty and slightly fruity profile. 

    As the imp stated an unpleasant bitterness I re-tasted a saved sample and found...none.  But I experienced myself that sometimes my taste buds fooled me on these bitter notes (esp. when you are tired).  I really like this dram despite there is neither any "oompf" nor any highlight - one to sip when you are not in the mood of analysing whisky profiles...

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Do not add water to this it falls apart, dramtically, not a good one my score is getting down graded.

  7. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This whisky was amazingly well made and the bourbon casks used were of exceptional quality. The finish can attest to that. There was also an interesting perfume note that would poke in and out of the nose and taste. A great whisky that's well worth trying.
    • Nose
      Initially, soft fruits, complex vanilla pod, banana cream pie, and straw. After 5 minutes in the glass, honey, and soft baking spices.
    • Taste
      Soft vanilla that builds in complexity with time, soft fruits, and orange zest. 
    • Finish
      Lingering vanilla and cream

  8. ML89 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Its too bitter for me but certainly not unpalatable. MOTR
    • Nose
      White fruits on the nose of pear and melon, wood varnish cleaning fluid but its pleasant definitely.

      There is also some nuttiness and finally flower blossom (cannot say which one but is floral)
    • Taste
      The bitterness is really noticeable at first but then there is a little toffee and again some pear but now with a little lemon.
    • Finish
      Medium length on toffee and lemon

  12. korry78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glen Grant 1992/2008 'Cellar Reserve' (46%, OB)  Colour: straw. Nose: the fruits are back! Even more pears than in the official 10, to the point where it smells almost like pure Poire Williams. Then we have a little wood smoke, even hints of bacon, and finally some beautiful whiffs of chamomile and lime teas. No, wait, there are also whiffs of barnyard after the rain… Like sipping some pear spirit in a farm; back to nature! Mouth: pretty much the same, a lot of pear (and the spirit made thereof), a little salt, something kippery that you wouldn’t expect in Glen Grant and notes of bitter herbs liqueur (starting with J…). Full-bodied and with quite some character. Finish: the longest of the three. Pear pie with salted liquorice. Comments: once again, a very ‘natural’ malt whisky with an excellent body. The pear on the nose is spectacular and it’s not the kind of dull pearish notes that one may find in immature whiskies. SGP:541 - 84 points.

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  13. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Cork Broke, always keep spare corks!

    Nose: sweet flowery, vanilla, clearly nice balanced medium aged bourbon barrel Glen Grant.

    Taste: Fruit and classic sweet and sour. Some savoury note too. Oak shavings and heather.

    Body: medium, did expect more honestly

    Finish: medium. Same as taste, but more honey and caramel.

    Price: Still very reasonable!

    Presentation: Fairly, not much of the marketing blablabla.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  14. Safran scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

     good result, great about strength (46%). Fresh and fruity, very drinkable. Bit more complex to other Glen Grant of the same age from the distillery. Interesting what more age could do for this one. Some wood and spice would add some more kick.
    • Nose
      Fresh, citrus, bit floral with lots of honey. Violets with greent tea and mint.
    • Taste
      Very fruity, ripe pears, green apples, honey and green tea. Nice hints of fresh cut grass.
    • Finish
      sweet and fresh, yet too short.

  15. WillemvdK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced whisky, certainly one I would recommend to friends.
    • Nose
      Citrus, almonds (almond cookies) and dried fruits. Very well balanced.
    • Taste
      Dry and sweet. Again some sweet almond cookies and dried plums. Add some water and taste a hint of tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish that slowly fades from very sweet to mildly bitter. Like roasted almonds.

  16. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I found the nose less than the regular 16, but on the palate and especially in the finish, it easily takes the lead. Very nice Speysider. Between 50 and 60 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is light and fruity, but less sweet than the regular 16 Year Old. Fresher. Honey, buttercups, heather, ripe pears, sugared fruit, hazelnuts and gooseberries. There is also a nice trace of smoke. Reminds me a bit of sweet white wine.
    • Taste
      It is soft and creamy on the palate, with loads of white fruit, in a marmalade this time around, finished with some sugared orange peel. Very zesty and warmly spiced with ginger and cinnamon. Pretty smoky, too! Woodspice. Good balance.
    • Finish
      In the finish, that is medium long, the smoke and hazelnuts return. Slightly bittersweet at the death.

  17. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      78 78

  18. D3US scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I already like the 10 year old but this is a serious step up from that. Buy two; One for yourself, and the other, well, also for yourself... 
    • Nose
      Crisp malt and sugary sweetness. Some fruit and flowers and an overall very fresh feeling here. 
    • Taste
      Great balance here of burnt sugar sweetness with a nice spice, oaky edge. Fruits and flowers, spice and malt, fresh and lovely. 
    • Finish
      Medium length, which is the only downside. It's still got those same flavors as before, perfectly balanced. 

  19. hsmithjr scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      Pears and ripe red apples.  Malty.  Lemon zest.
    • Taste
      Fresh herbs,  Slight sherry.  Sweet honey bisciuts.
    • Finish
      Medium. Fruits return, and slightly sherried.  Nice and fresh.

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