Glen Grant 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
354
Whiskybase ID
WB83398
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LR0/FD 05
Barcode
8000040630382
Added on
06 jun 2016 12:30 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 131.46

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Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 18-year-old

60 users have left 62 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.36 points.

  1. Paddy_Glen scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    50+1+9+11+4

  2. Raistlinmejere scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Smell: very fragrant, good smell, but indescribable... It's like the Chinese five-spice marinade bag with vanilla, rosemary and coconut milk.
    Drinking: smooth, very smooth, almost no alcohol sense, no pressure to drink, it will be too late when you wait for it. A little sweet and sour, like a drop of apple juice. The main body is a bit difficult to distinguish, celery, chrysanthemum, dried meat, and citrus peel oil.
    Aftertaste: A little bitter but not astringent. The bitterness of fresh citrus peel.
    A wine that is not too complicated, but very indescribable.
    But this wine is very good, very friendly, stress-free and receptive.

  3. malt maniacs scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The sour apple is great! But overall nothing great related to the sample. Partly reminded me of Arran. Arran is great!
    • Nose
      82 82
      sample 2cl:

      Green sour apple. Acidic fruity fresh. Oak undertone. Something sharp.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy apple. Some tobacco. Dry, bitter and sweet undertones. Shortbread.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Dry spicy. Sweet malt and lots of oak. Pretty short.

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is fantastic, beautifully fruity and floral. Spring is only temporary on the palate, until the oak strikes - 02/07/2022
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity and floral and completely interwoven. Apple, first sweet then sour, pear, lavender, bourbon vanilla
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mild, fruity, apple, pear, vanilla, cask spiciness, roasted malt
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length with lots of oak, barrel spice, caramel

  7. Spoerkel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Undoubtedly a good drop, thanks to the great combination of strength, fruit and mildness. But I can't understand Murray's extreme euphoria.

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    vanilla, cereals, orchard fruits, ok

  9. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    full of scents!
    the oak on soaked shavings, the more maderized fruit on black grapes, dates, honey, fresh fruits that have been cooked and re-cooked on the fireside
    mouth:
    it is also monolithic but taking, the spices more pastry and set back, there is fresh fruit from the orchard and others more exotic and sweet flavored; just delicate white pepper
    final:
    (paradoxically) quite long on the honeyed, woody, almost smoky toasted side with the spices that come back at this time, the reduction does not ultimately break everything!

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Easy drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Plenty of pear, dry hay, little citrusy, little honey, little vanilla, toffee, butter bread, coup belle helene - not bad
    • Taste
      88 88
      Little punchy, oily, fruity, subtle sweetness, more pear, more honey, vanilla, orchard fruits, spices, little pepper
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, spicy, fruity

  11. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Honey candy, orchard fruit, malt, pastry, tropical fruit.

    Palate: Tropical fruit candy, herbal and malty sweet with a butteriness.

    Finish: Long -> Sunkist fruit candy and malt.

  12. whiskydramo scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      melon, mint
      anise
      more sweetness came out, honey, perfume in modern shopping mall
      ripe green melon get stronger
      some fresh black pepper
      lollipop
      green apple
      orange flesh
    • Taste
      yellow fruits, pomelo, not so sweet. flavour got slightly richer
      watery
      didn't change much in the mouth
    • Finish
      quick spiciness, green tea-ish aftertaste
      grass, yellow fruit, honey, white tea
      slightly spicier than before, expanded to throat

  13. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Glen Grant Rare Edition 18 yo 43%. Bought on the back of Jim Murray's hype rating. So let's see. Quite pale. Big bourbon aroma. The vanilla is huge. The caramel bourbon notes are BIG. It's nice actually. Banana and biscuit. Taste is clean and spiritous, soft notes of biscuit and banana again, oak. Yes it's a nice whisky there's no doubt about that at all. It has all that American oak but in such a clean refined way. Decent stuff but, in the end, I enjoyed it about the same as their much cheaper 10yo. 3.6/86

  14. leeho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      80 80

  15. RJKrueger scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really successful classic whisky, harmonious and full-bodied.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A very harmonious, very fruity and herbaceous nose. Apple, mirabelle plums, mandarins, a pinch of lemon, lots of vanilla and acacia honey.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Honey-sweet and soft on the tongue, vanilla and delicate fruit flavors, even a little exotic lychee and quince jelly. In the middle part there is a little bit of heat and caramelized Brazil nuts. Fine oak notes towards the end.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is average long with an almost ethereal freshness, sweet, slightly nutty, vanilla and delicately spicy oak.

  16. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, apricot, peach, melon, caramel, vanilla, a few grasses
    • Taste
      Honey, melon, peach, passion fruit, mango, a lot of fruit acid, a little caramel, a little bit of nuts at the back

  17. Abadon05 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity, especially green apples.
    Quite interesting. The nose promises a lot, then unfortunately it gradually breaks down.
    In particular, the finish doesn't offer much.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Green apple, pear, cereal, some vanilla and light honey.
      Unfortunately, there was also an alcoholic stinging (and that in 43%).
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mild. Takes a good two to three seconds to come.
      And then? You notice the suitability for the masses. Almost goes towards blend. The alcohol is completely gone, but also some of the fruitiness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dry and short finish.

  18. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fairly competent, but at 18 years of age, it's just too sharp and bitter/sour overall. In my impression, this sharpness is mainly down to some pretty punchy oak, which needs to be tamed with water to coax out its full potential. But be careful: it runs the risk of going soft very quickly, as the 43% don't offer much in the way of "dilution reserves".
    There are other GG OBs out there with a better price-to-performance ratio (I'm looking at you, WID 122416)...
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very astringent and acerbic without water. Mineralic, tart, steely, citrus-sour, with a spicy kick from the oak. Unripe pineapple, grapefruit... Still good, but a bit harsh and unyielding. Water is much needed here, revealing vegetal notes (rocket salad), beautiful florals (peonies, lilies, rosewater), and a lush creaminess that was altogether missing before: vanilla custard, sunflower oil, almond paste. I'd say 86 points without water and 88 with water, so let's settle on the middle.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Undiluted, it's pretty peppery and sour. Little sweetness, and the fruits are limited to the citrus varieties. However, with a few drops, it opens up nicely and yields an array of high-class bourbon-cask flavors and a lovely pronounced spiciness at the death.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short to medium at best, with a good balance of spirit and crisp American oak.

  20. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral, seaweed, honey, vanilla, lavendar, freash apple, fresh strawberry,hints of citrus 86
    • Taste
      86 86
      Citrus orange peel, bitterness to honey sweet, a lot of mint pepper spices. Dried plums sour. Stawberry rasberry sour was there. 86
    • Finish
      85 85
      Light Chocolate oaky aftertaste, liquorice 85

  23. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very, very fruity and sweet. Both in the nose and in taste. For 18 year olds the oak is noticeable but it only underlines the other aromas. It has no rough edges. But it is very tasty and tasty. It is definitely a significant increase over the 12 year old. I cannot confirm whether it really is the "Scotch Whisky of the Year 2017" as Jim Murray said. Especially if you consider the price of just under € 100 to € 120, there are certainly many equivalent to even better drops in this price range.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wow! A very nice scented potpourri of flowers and bright fruits, like ripe green and yellow apples and juicy pears, rises from the glass. So that's a great fruit nose. Vanilla sugar with sweet, light blossom honey is behind it. In the end, the aromatic oak also shows up. Overall, a nice delicate, balanced fruity, sweet nose. Nothing stands out, especially not the alcohol.
    • Taste
      88 88
      An oily, beautiful mouthfeel - really creamy. Sweet caramel and a nice bright fruitiness present in the mouth right from the start. Neat vanilla follows immediately. Then the oak comes sparkling. As in the nose, it is a round thing in the mouth.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The taste changes to a nice dark chocolate towards the end. The malt moves warmly down towards the stomach. The oak remains in the mouth for a little longer.

  24. Gigiomix scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Wonderful. Scent of hazelnuts and licorice. Light caramel with floral notes on the palate. Long and enjoyable finish, almost creepy. Well done.

  25. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      very cute; juicy and fruity; Pear; yellow apple; honeydew melon; citrus; slightly tropical hint of pineapple; a lot of vanilla; Honey; delicate notes of fresh wood
      - very tasty, juicy-fruity nose
    • Taste
      86 86
      mild start; a little less fruity-sweet in the mouth than in the nose, but a delicately bitter-tart oak spice comes through more clearly; apples; pears; slightly nutty notes
    • Finish
      84 84
      slightly dry; maximum medium length; sour-fruity; Spicy notes of fresh wood with a slightly bitter and tart touch

  26. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    There are enough Notes already, so I'll make it short and without Notes.
    Certainly a very good malt. Flowery, fresh and fruity. For only 43%, however, I find it relatively sprittig. You can drink well, but it doesn't make you nervous. You get something like that. B. from independent bottlers also cheaper.

  27. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Malt_Shatterhand scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    An unagitated, pleasant gentleman whisky
    • Nose
      Vanilla light fruity almost flowery, green apple. Slightly musty but pleasant and distinct American oak. Complex and balanced.
    • Taste
      The fruit continues and remains delicate. The apple is still there. The wood slowly overtakes, first with roasted aromas and immediately afterwards with clear chocolate on the palate. In terms of taste, the dram is a little more set. Still round.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The fruit is slowly thinning. Dry oak wears a little longer.

  29. marmeladow scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Clearly noticeable long bourbon influences, well matured, but far from outstanding Speysider. Fruity-light-elegant and quite tasty. Significantly "weaker" than Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich or Glenlivet 18yo -
    hopelessly overpriced - my price (set by Jim Murray / Bible 2019 for the first and hopefully last time on the wrong track - beginner's tariff) was € 131.57 in January 2019

  30. triskal83 scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Greetings from Tennessee

    Either they were very active Tennessee Bourbon barrels or there was still a lot in them ..
    • Nose
      83 83
      Uhh? How long have you been making a single malt and then doing a charcoal mellowing?
    • Taste
      82 82
      I had accidentally mixed an Aberlour 15 with Elijah Craig, somehow reminds me of it.

      With the second sip, it's not that bad anymore. Lemon, sweet white wine, malt, maple syrup.
      Still, I shake a little while drinking .....
    • Finish
      81 81
      It doesn't really get any better ...
      God I'm glad I only had a 5cl sample of it ...

  31. Luigisim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  32. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  33. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Whatever it was. I'll buy a bottle at the next bargain. I had received a random sample of it (thanks André) and was completely surprised at first. This malt has a unique selling point. You love him or you hate him. I can't get it out of my head. As expensive as the Talisker, it is easy for me at the PLV border. Difficult number. The 10cl were definitely not enough for me. I want more. Addendum 09/2020: In the meantime house whisky.
    • Nose
      A nose that amazes. How often do I have to sniff before I can describe it. I'll start with delicious, fine, light, spring is coming. Lemongrass with malt and grain!?. Light oranges and a little apples hidden behind the 18 years. I even suddenly stand on the flower meadow. Wow. Respect.
    • Taste
      The texture is great. Oily and charming, it feels soft but still powerful over the mouth. He presses on it powerfully without a break. For 43% ... respect. This is a malt to enjoy. The finish is buttery with biscuit notes and slightly nutty. I don't have to play with water and have the pure whisky experience. I like it a lot. unicorn
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, the finish doesn't quite hold what I had hoped for. Therefore it sticks to me under the 88. But that is complaining at a high level! I can refill. And that's exactly what I need a whole bottle for! Thank you Glen Grant. Great.

  34. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  35. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. Jssssssss scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Nose
    Strength: (6)
    Tonality: (6)
    The aroma of a series of raw nuts is consistent...3
    Sweet and ripe fruit... 4
    Vanilla baked cookies with a little yellow jam...3
    The refreshing blend of lemon peel is wonderful with cream wood...3
    In the slight spice...1
    Taste & Finish
    Aroma: (6)
    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (6)
    End rhyme: (6)
    The taste of the palate is moderate and maintains a certain fruity... 2
    Wooden tannins... 2
    Total:( 90 )
    The overall aroma is most obvious. It is easy to put on the summer afternoon. The atmosphere of the afternoon tea is quite comfortable. It is almost 10 years old.

  37. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  38. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sample 4 of the ProefOlympics 2019 blind tasting competition.
    • Nose
      Vanille, meloen, banaan, peer,citroen, ananas, boterbabbelaars, hint van rode appel, gras en honing.
    • Taste
      Appel, citroen, banaan, kaneel, vanille, appel, geroosterd brood, honing, vers gemaaid gras en amandelen.
    • Finish
      Kort tot middellang, droog, appel, peer, citroen, vanille, honing, geroosterd brood, vleugje kaneel en amandelen.

  39. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Trial Olympics 2019 # 4
    • Nose
      Pear, apple, melon, malty - grains, citrus, grassy and later oily.
    • Taste
      Pear, malty, pink glaze of Dutch pastry (tompouce), fresh acid notes and pine apple. It has the characteristically oily note of Irish whisky.
    • Finish
      Apple, fruit syrup and citrus.
      Quite some bite given the 43% ABV.

  40. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    This must be some easy speyside floral whisky tasted at a blindtasting competition. I like this style a lot.
    • Nose
      White grapes, some sourness, honey, hay, flowers, butterscotch, pear, not an active cask.
    • Taste
      vanilla, grass, pear, white pepper, floral and a creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      the pepper fades away and whats left is vanilla, honey and a little sourness.

  41. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, sweet lime, honey, grass, galia melon, orange and apple.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lime, hay, smoke, vanilla, orange, apple and pepper. It doesn't suffer much from its low ABV.
    • Finish
      85 85
      More smoke. Malt, vanilla, apple and a little caramel.

  42. Martin1965 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet pastries, malt, fruit, oak, vanilla
    • Taste
      Oak, caramel, fruit, raisins
    • Finish
      Long and nutty

      Heavily charged with 43%. Perfect - 95 points
      What a potential !!!!

  43. malthead-sven scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Age is important, but not everything! Here I seriously ask where the 18 years have stayed. Many good barrels have probably not found their way into this whisky. Since I take the issue price in the rating, this unfortunately does not get too high a rating from me.
    • Nose
      dry muesli with raisins, cereals, balisto chocolate bars, pears and malt are behind it, all rather restrained, lemons and limes, away a thought of red and white candy canes, linen oil
    • Taste
      slightly pungent (not from alcohol), grassy, little volume overall
    • Finish
      first slightly sour, then he pulls down warming, relatively long with woodruff

  44. Andytka3 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    N- Apple, juicy tinned fruits, butterscotch, toffee and honey. Light sandalwood lurking which is quite nice, but evolved to sticky syrupy cooked pear, then solvent...cloying soapy and spicy zest, narrowing out. (82/17)

    P- Beer-ish, bitter ale, rather bold with spicy edges, hefty wood that seems hard to get along well with the fruity side of it. (81/17)

    F- Medium, that is the ale part that I quite like, touch of fruits which just fine, but overly solvent and cloying oak that quite turn off. (82/17)

    Body/Balance- 82/17. Rich and bold on structure, but can't get the balance side of it.

    Weighted Rate- 68pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Apple, juicy tinned fruits, butterscotch, toffee and honey. Light sandalwood lurking which is quite nice, but evolved to sticky syrupy cooked pear, then solvent...cloying soapy and spicy zest, narrowing out. (82/17)
    • Taste
      P- Beer-ish, bitter ale, rather bold with spicy edges, hefty wood that seems hard to get along well with the fruity side of it. (81/17)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, that is the ale part that I quite like, touch of fruits which just fine, but overly solvent and cloying oak that quite turn off. (82/17)

      Body/Balance- 82/17. Rich and bold on structure, but can't get the balance side of it.

      Weighted Rate- 68pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  45. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pretty light for his age.
    But appetizing.

    Oh, it smells different.
    Very interesting.

    A bit fruity, lemony, but also malty, sweet.

    Very strong in the mouth.
    Straw, elderberry, new, fresh wood.

    Purebred. Pure whisky.

  46. Sandman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tropical fruit, vanilla, heather flowers, little marzipan, perfume, cinnamon, hints of pepper, oak and pudding. Comments: Pity about the dry short finish.

  47. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  48. davidloosli scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Melon, maltsirup, fresh bread, a whiff lemon, light burn
    • Taste
      Apple, pear, typicially bourbon, vanilla, very malty, dryness from the wood, coffee, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Rather short and on the watery side, touch of wood, vanilla sweetness, malty

  49. Luigisim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant dramNotes of wet green grass, a bit unriped

    A bit watery, missing some strenght

                                                                                      
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  50. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [October 2017]  Again good old Jim surprised the whole of the whisky community with his "Whiskies of the Year 2017".  The winner is not relevant to me (as so often) because I do neither like bourbon nor rye whiskys at all (I am just a malt head that is not into heavy wooden notes).  So I am interested in the second (Irish) and third place (Scotch) and to make it more interesting I do this in a head-to-head setting.  It is this Glen Grant versus the 21-years old Redbreast (WB id 78096).

    Both drams are quite nice and flawless, of course.  But again the Bourbon-lover Jim selected his preferred profile not just as the winning whisky but for the second place, too (what else should he do?).  The Redbreast is a very bourbon-style Irish while the Glen Grant is a typical delicate and subtle Scotch.  Both will not rock the whisky world (as most of Jim's favourite drams) but are examples of carefully crafted drams.  But that is what Jim preferres...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The Grant is of a pale gold and the Redbreast of an amber colour. The texture of the Redbreast shows medium fast legs and small late sticky tears while the Grant shows a fatter oiliness with late slow legs and fat sticky tears. The Redbreast's nose offers a typical Irish fruity profile within a strong wooden setting and some hints of sherry aromas. I like that but it is not earth-moving. The Grant's nose is less fruitier but on a very nice green apples and peaches profile (almost like a cider). It is nicely balanced with the wooden and barley aromas, very subtle and delicate. Both are very good but I like the Grant a little more than the Irish.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The Redbreast offers a somewhat bourbon-ish taste profile, too. Heavy wooden notes combine with sweet sherry flavours and a lot of fruity aromas. Actually, I like that combo because it is balanced and powerful. The Grant is much more delicate here on barley sugars, spices, herbs and fruits in a quite complex profile. Nicely balanced too but less powerful than the Irish. Instead it is multi-layered and offers more impressions the longer you chew it. Both are really good but very different and I go for a draw on this dimension. Some water turns the Redbreast even more bourbon-ish (stronger wooden flavours both in the nose and on the palate) and because I am not a Bourbon fan I like the balanced neat dram more. The Grant releases more aromas and flavours with water added and gets smoother (but less powerful, too). I like to nose the Grant reduced and drink it neat.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The Grant arrives coating and a little peppery on the palate with no distracting moments. The mouthfeel of the Redbreast is less coating and more hot with some minor astringent feelings due to heavy tannins. It is more that of a Bourbon than of an Irish whisky. Guess what I like more. The Grant offers a long and sticky finish that nicely vanishes in waves without any distracting moment. It is more fruitier than the taste. The Redbreast has a medium long finish basically on the same profile as is the taste. The woods are even stronger here and the fruits hide in the background. Nevertheless very enjoyable but I like the Grant again better on this dimension.

  51. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    smoky, typical highlander profile, not as salty as the 10, still basically too watered down, not to my liking. expensive too because of all the hype caused by Jim Murray

  52. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Really successful. Beautiful fruity Speysider from the Bourbon barrel with a nice top note and commemorative value. Thanks Marko!
    • Nose
      Fermented fruits and the first thought is to a gerstler. But it flies quite fast and it presents itself a marvelous Maitag on a flower meadow with many floral notes. Something grassy and subtle wood notes.
    • Taste
      Fruitcake!!! Apples, pears and passion fruit. Some butter biscuit and dough. Slight nut note and silky oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Long, still fruit and some bitterness at the end, which does not bother.

  53. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  54. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great thing. Wonderful scent, the fruitiness is really overwhelming. And that he is quickly "gone", the Glen Grant, is also true.
    • Nose
      Very fine - a beautiful green apple and a small pear lie, fresh from the tree, in the meadow. It blooms and hums and smells.
    • Taste
      The fruitiness continues in the mouth, complemented by delicate vanilla. The alcohol is barely noticeable, the fruit remains. The second sip makes it more intense.
    • Finish
      A short finish, the second time the memory of Chloräpfel longer in the mouth. Disappear as fast as a beautiful early summer evening.

  55. fileosoph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  56. Tobi2100 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good development of the 10 year old without losing his still. I like, it's just too expensive. The price is a joke even for today's conditions (04/2017 110 €).
    • Nose
      freshly cut grass in the first moment, then green pear, vanilla, sour apples, a bit of wood, Smells immediately after Glen Grant
    • Taste
      the apples and pears become sweeter, spice from the wood, a few nuts
    • Finish
      long, fruity, spicy, removes a little coffee

  57. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, yellow apples, lemon peel. Fresh sawdust and some eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Apples, pears, pleasant spice. Honey, cereals. Medium.

  58. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: News of the day: Glen Grant have replaced the 16yo, not with a NAS bottling but with an 18yo! In my mind, Glen Grant has always had an 18yo in their core range but looking through my tasting list, iv’e never encountered either the 16yo nor this 18yo. On the nose of this 18yo, its essentially clean with no fuss.
    T: Rather 'bog standard' and a little tannic.
    F: It's rather like the standard 10yo on oak - which is exactly what it is. The mouthfeel becomes more salivating at the last.
    C: Compared to the very good & consistent standard 10yo [that i am au fait with], this is more tannic [oak], but with a more desirable mouthfeel. I’d probably favour the 10yo overall, though it’s tit for tat.

    Scores a C+

  59. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  60. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    What a surprise, that's really good, I would not have expected that right now ... 120 € I probably would not spend it anyway (is extremely rare and limited, whatever that means), but ... saulecker. And the scent ... refill right away ...
    • Nose
      wow, I smell it already when opening the bottle, flowery, juicy, fresh-fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, cider, a hint of bitter lemon ... in the background a subtle, aromatic-woody note
    • Taste
      sweet and malty, first caramel, almonds, then cocoa, intense and velvety ... fruitiness is there too, slightly bitter - here and there a splash of grapefruit and lime
    • Finish
      long, warm and dry, velvety-peppery, nutella and some grapefruit

  61. GIORGOS scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  62. vb_bembel did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    ColourBright Gold

    AromaRich and floral with oaky overtones and hints of baking spices

    TasteMalty caramel, delicate, dried raisins and vanilla

    Finish

    Long, sweet with hints of nuts and spice

    Notes by Glen Grant

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