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Overall rating
93.79/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Exclusive
Vintage
14.10.1950
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
65 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2747
Number of bottles
218
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Crystal Decanter
Bottled for
Wealth Solutions
Added on
04 Jan 2016 2:44 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1.090,00

10 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1950 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.79 points

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

    Whiskynotes.be
    Nose: pretty incredible. At first you’re
    hit with a huge turpentine / varnish note, not unlike some very old
    American whiskies. In this case it is almost exotic, as it mixes nicely
    with a bunch of tropical fruits (banana, mangosteen, papaya). Vanilla.
    Menthol and eucalyptus. Orange peel and apricots. Herbal honey. Also
    peppery notes and liquorice. Leather. All very vibrant and intense, you
    don’t expect elderly people to scream at you like this. Quite superb.
    Mouth: just wicked. It takes the room with mint tea, pepper, then pine
    sap and resinous notes and herbal potions. When the first heat
    disappears, it moves towards fruit tea, spiced cake, coconut shavings
    and lots of plum liqueur. Maybe a strawberry or two. Back to vanilla,
    orange oil and plenty of spices like cardamom and cinnamon. And soft
    earthy touches underneath. Finish: long, still enough fruits to balance
    the active oak. Mint and eucalyptus again. Apricots and ginger as well.
     
    Excellent. It has to be said that finding a cask of this age that
    isn’t wrecked by the wood is quite an achievement already. In this case
    you get all the wonderful aromas of ageing at an impressive strength.

    Score: 93/100

  2. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Can somebody please explain to me how the price of 16500 euro has been validated by Whiskybase Admin?

    MaltMartin makes a fair point about the price, only a fool would believe it was worth anywhere near that amount.

    Wealth Solutions was established in 2007 to provide unique products to Polish collectors.

    That explains everything

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I had the privilege to taste a little drop of this Glen Grant 1950. The oldest whisky I ever had (years in the cask, not the vintage). Lots of thanks to my buddy Sjoerd who reviewed a part of the same sample at: http://maltfascination.com/2015/12/26/glen-grant-1950-2015-65yo-59-3-gordon-macphail-for-wealth-solutions/

    Very good whisky indeed. Of course never ever worth any 12K.
    • Nose
      Unbelievable smooth and fruity for 65 year in a cask. No trace of heavy wood or tannins at all. Orange peel, tangerines and pink grapefruit. Reminds me of Benrich 1976. Notes of aceton. Schweppes. N.B. was this cask stored in a freezer? Amazing how the strength after so long still can be 59,3% 
    • Taste
      Wow, punchy at first sip. Quite acrid to be honest. Lemon and lime. Kiwi fruit. Papaya. Cinnamon. Some fresh (!) cedar oak as well. Subtle Even pencil shavings at the end. It's all very zesty but in a very subtle way.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Lots of ginger. A little mint. Lysol at the end (no idea where that is coming from...).

  4. p4blo did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge says: Glen Grant 65 yo 1950/2015 (59.3%, Gordon & MacPhail, for Wealth Solutions, cask #2747)
    A sister cask of the previous one, bottled at an incredible strength!
    Even if it was filled at 65% vol. (pure speculation) in ultra-tight oak –
    doubt it was hazel or chestnut - and then stored just under the roof in
    G&M’s warehouse in Elgin, a loss of only 4 to 5% ABV sounds totally
    incredible in Scotland. Unless this baby was matured in Kentucky,
    Bangalore, or Taipei, ha-ha. What’s sure is that this kind of rarity is
    super-interesting… Colour: deep gold. Nose: incredible indeed. It’s both
    old and young, which is a very funny feeling. Starts with tropical
    fruits, rather around papayas and bananas, and goes on with all things
    mentholy. A little terpenic, perhaps. What’s really beautiful is that
    tiny earthy touches tend to come out, I’d almost say to germinate. Tiny
    roots, watercress, moss, these small mushrooms that are so fragrant (do
    you know clitocybes? – no typo)… That’s really lovely. With water: more
    very subtle oaky and earthy tones. Our beloved pu-erh tea yet again,
    mossy wood… And yet it’s not musty as such. Some menthol and some
    pinesap for sure. Mouth (neat): bam! It’s not easy, a little acrid, very
    concentrated, oaky for sure, a little biting… Well it’s no toothless
    old malt, for sure. I think water’s obligatory. With water: changes a
    lot, becoming rounder, with some kind of old coconut liqueur, plenty of
    tea, Korean plum wine, cinnamon… There are small flavours that aren’t
    often found in malt whisky, even in very old ones. Finish: rather long,
    and, hurray, rather fruity. Barley wine (yes) and orange liqueur. The
    oak’s back in the aftertaste. Cinnamon mints, liquorice, lemon drops.
    Comments: quite a beast! Most interesting and good, you just need to
    have a Ph.D in Pipetting to fully enjoy it. And probably a little more
    time. SGP:561 - 90 points.

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