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Overall rating
81.44/100
votes
158
Whiskybase ID
81948
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Label
New Label
Barcode
8000040630269
Added on
05 May 2016 5:04 pm by Slamme
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.08

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158 × member ratings

349 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 12-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.44 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      My first impression is of a fruity-sweet freshness, which is gradually joined by spicy oak notes. The focus is clearly focused on the bright, refreshing fruit flavors. Freshly sliced ​​green apples, which are not yet ripe and tart with an acidic impact, followed by pears, green grapes, citrus notes, juicy grapefruit, vanilla, hints of blossom honey and peppermint and spicy notes of wood. The alcohol content of 43% is barely noticeable. Uncomplicated, harmonious and pleasant.
    • Taste
      With a silky soft texture, the 12-year-old Glen Grant dresses pleasantly in the mouth. A beautiful symbiosis of refreshing sweet fruits and spicy wood notes floods the palate. The mouthfeel dries slightly after a few seconds. Freshly squeezed lemons and orange peel give the malt a slightly sourish sting. Green apples, vanilla, honey, hints of almonds, a bit of malt and spicy oak oak notes follow. Again, the overall aromatic picture is consistent: sweet-sour, fresh and tasty - simply uncomplicated and delicious.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet and spicy. At the finish line, a fine sweetness builds up again. Again, I find the freshly cut apples, honey, malt and vanilla again. Finally, the spicy oak notes intensify and leave a slight dryness and delicate bitterness on the palate.

  2. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very clear, fresh and fruity. Of course a little less intense and more effective than the 18-year-old; but the value for money is outstanding. As good as this twelve-year-old Glen Grant are not many twelve-year-olds.
    • Nose
      A fragrant fruit basket with grapes, apples (Kronprinz, Chloräpfel, Topaz), pears and a few vanilla pods. Very nice, so to speak, the boyish edition of the still young 18-year-old Grant.
    • Taste
      The malt conquers the oral cavity with a pleasant freshness. The juicy sweetness of pale fruits continues on the palate, complemented by delicate honey notes and a beautiful oak aroma.
    • Finish
      A very fine maximum medium-length finish, which turns from the fruitiness towards oak.

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious fruity, tasty summer whisky, not boring or arbitrary, I really like, for ~ 30 € 'a fine thing.
    • Nose
      very pleasant, fresh and fruity, not snappy, green apple, pear, later it gets a little sweeter, goes slightly towards honeydew melon, orange ... later a light, dry woody note with some cinnamon
    • Taste
      fruity-sweet (as expected not as fresh-fruity as the nose), orange / apricot jam, apricot crumble cake, with milk chocolate, malt and light spice, very tasty
    • Finish
      medium length, malt, dark chocolate, some wood and seasoning

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    - a noticeable increase to 10 years
    - is more intense, more expressive and has more intense aromas
    - a good extension of the standard range
    • Nose
      sweetish, honey, malt, oak
    • Taste
      malty sweet start, honey, toffee, fudge, subtle oak
    • Finish
      Medium length sweetish finish
      Medium long woody sweetish finish

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant surprise; I hadn't expected much. Yes, it's unsurprisingly fruity and fresh, but halfway through, the good quality of the ex-bourbon wood used here really shines through, as things get deeper, creamier, chewier, and sweeter. The strong point, however, is the finish. Beautifully balanced, with coffee and assorted roast aromas doing an immaculate little dance on the back of the palate. Really good value for money.

  6. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, pear, apples, honey
    • Taste
      Vanilla, apple pie
    • Finish
      Sweet and dry

      A great 12 with a great PLV - you can taste a lot Brennereicharakter - 87 points

  7. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      68 68

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pleasantly fresh. Pears, light grapes, some mint. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Soft. Pears, white chocolate, subtle spices. Honey, lemon cake. Medium.

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