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.