Glen Grant 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.29/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB82532
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Rectangular Bottle; Short Neck; 43°GL. - 75 CL.
Bottled for
Giovinetti Import
Market
Italy Italy
Added on
16 may 2016 11:03 am by Ed Gray

Average value

€ 200.00

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37 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 12-year-old

6 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.29 points.

  1. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, such a malt from yesteryear, but rather only in the nose, after that it disappoints a bit.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy, shriveled apples on Grandma's wooden shelf in the cellar immediately come to mind, and a halfway pleasant smell of sweat from horses. Well, unmistakably old stuff.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The aromas of the nose are friendlier, but collapse completely after a few seconds and unfortunately it is very watery. A slightly larger sip of the 2cl sample doesn't help much.
    • Finish
      85 85
      For the finale, the delicious apple seasoning comes again, but like watered down baked apple. The further finish is then in the best case still to be called harmonious and with a certain apple-with-floral component. Not forever, of course.

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Glen Grant 12 years, 43% alc. Original bottling (early 1970s, square bottle). Extension: no information

    Nose: Slightly tart fruit aromas that become slightly sweeter and creamier over time. Limes, lemon zest, hot lemon with honey. Rocket, tobacco and some furniture polish remain in the background, and beeswax candles also catch the eye.

    Palate: A lot of wax and moist cardboard, with delicate hints of peat and then cigar smoke, the mouth seems to be full, the long time in the bottle has probably struck here. Over time, old leather, beeswax, salted nuts and lime appear, I can also taste caramel and malt.

    Finish: Long, minerally dry and slightly salty. Salted popcorn, tobacco, caramel, milk chocolate and lemon zest.

    Conclusion: simply delicious. 88/100 points (2023)

  4. Vince' scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    It tastes ... old. The smell reminds me of grandma's living room. The nose is complex, but ... thin. The taste is best developed with larger sips, but is not as varied as the smell. In the finish he is somehow ... schal.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, sweet, light ... dusty, cherries, oranges, lemon, ginger, cinnamon, a floral note, peppermint
    • Taste
      84 84
      Woody, fruity, slightly spicy, almonds, honey, pickled plums, mint tea, slightly bitter
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, slightly fruity, oily, woody, slightly bitter, slightly smoky

  6. Othorion scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Something musty, old cupboard, sherry, cigar box, bananas, apples, oranges, vermouth, licorice, plum jam
    • Taste
      Soft, slightly watery, walnuts, some fruit, honey, musty cupboard and oranges. Somewhat disappointing after the nose
    • Finish
      Walnuts, some pepper, subtle honey sweetness, at the end a little coffee, medium

  8. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful nose, flattening in the taste, on the finish again a bit "flatter"
    85-86P
    • Nose
      nice sherry nose, orange, plum, chocolate, walnut, bit of smoke, tobacco, leather, banana, red apples, honey, a little bit of licorice
    • Taste
      soft, mild, supple, honey, dark chocolate, walnuts, linseed oil, some ginger, barely fruity, some banana, a touch of coffee, in the mouth much flatter, as the nose suggests
    • Finish
      medium length, honey, chocolate, walnuts, ginger, linseed oil

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