Glen Grant 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Beige oval label, golden frame, black letters
Added on
06 jun 2016 1:07 pm by cuhp

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Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 12-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.50 points.

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    What we have here is really an old-style whisky. It’s surprisingly close to old cognac, with its earthy leathery and nutty notes. The nose is still intense after all these years, the palate tastes slightly stronger than 40% (blind I would have said 43%), and it’s still very cheap at auction. So if you see one, honestly, go for it. I’m glad I did.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Surprisingly intense for something that spent 40 to 50 years in glass and bottled at just 40% ABV. A mix of butterscotch, old sherry, old leather, and drying cigar tobacco leaves. It really noses older than its age, and stronger than its ABV. Juicy figs, some prune. A touch of something a bit prickly and citrusy and the back, or maybe green apple?
    • Taste
      86 86
      Less thin that I expected. Quite rich. Toffee, old wood, leather again, figs, and it is a bit earthy or almost smoky. It makes me think of something between port and walnut cake. Does walnut wine exist? (Of course it does). It really feels like an old Cognac, you get quite a resemblance, even though this Glen Grant is just 12.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Again this old leather, slightly smoky walnut wine, that earthy feeling of old wood and old oloroso. Medium length.

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  3. huseeraaja scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79


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