Glen Grant 1984 CA

Overall rating
88.54/100
votes
119
Whiskybase ID
WB87400
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
414
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 sep 2016 9:37 pm by squaadgras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 388.00

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Whisky reviews for Glen Grant 1984 CA

18 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.54 points.

  1. krtek911 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Enjoying this more than my first tasting. Lovely oranges and dried fruits combo on the nose that really hit my soft spot. Upgrade to 89 pts.

  3. jykoo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      At first, it is full of caramel popcorn and a bit dusty, old oak. after a while, more freshness and sherry note appear. Prune, fig, date, marmalade.
    • Taste
      86 86
      dry, creamy, oaky, and a bit salty on the palate. not as intense as on the nose, maybe due to 46.1% abv?
    • Finish
      86 86
      Finish with more oakiness. medium finish.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose is pretty closed when it was first opened. The tasting note was taken on the next day after the bottle was opened.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Lovely freshness with abundances of fresh peeled oranges, prunes, dried figs. Slightly grassy, and a little bit of waxiness. More dried fruits appear after a while, adds to more sweetness on the nose. A surprise dash of Tuna sashimi, or raw meat. Reminds me of the Caperdonich 1972 MoS that I've tried earlier this year, which is not a surprise as Caperdonich was originally built as 'Glen Grant #2'. A very pleasant and enjoyable nose, and don't expect a sherry bomb. More oranges after a sip, as well as some dark chocolate and licorice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Good weight of rum-liked sweetness, with the dried fruits from the nose, and some ginger which works perfectly well here. Oranges, cough sweets, sweet sauce and licorice. The low (46.1%) abv delivers the flavors nicely, my complaint is that it might be too nice and tender.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A little bit of oakiness detected in the finish, which is really pleasant despite this baby spent 31 years in a sherry butt. Licorice, some roasted nuts, and raw fish. Medium long, sticky finish.

  5. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not really my case, was probably a pretty freaky barrel, reads itself out of the much higher ratings out.
    • Nose
      Very vintage and original, at first very dusty, but then less and goes over to old Calvados, pure apple brandy, marzipan, vanilla, pistachios, honey and juicy red pear, coconut and some unripe plums
    • Taste
      Apple and almond tarts, pear, orange, cinnamon, fennel, nutmeg, white pepper, light herbal honey, slightly unpleasant bitter / lime. Aftertaste, vanilla, Leibnitzkekse, toffee, old curtains
    • Finish
      Bitter, dry, dusty, apple with seeds, spine, candle wax, malt, medium to long

  6. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A pretty good dram. Nose was definately the stand out in this dram. Cheers
    • Nose
      Lovely nose. Marzipan. Vanilla. Prunes. Apricotes. Barrel/oak influence. A bit medicinal. Spicy. Plums. With time citrus and pear.
    • Taste
      Spicy(pepper), orange zesty. The sourness arrives now. A bit sour cask, this one. With time it becomes more jammy(apricot) 
    • Finish
      A bit dry and medium - long finish.The sourness fades. Bitterness takes over. Still some jam. A slightest hint of tobacco

  8. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A nice whisky to sit and sip.
    • Nose
      Red apple, dried fruit, gooseberry, pineapple hay, vanilla and coconut. 
    • Taste
      It's quite woody, so no surprise that it's a bit drying, but pleasantly. Apart from the wood, there is pepper, fresh fruit (mainly the apple again), and a good portion of malt.
    • Finish
      Long, fresh and fruity. It's herbal as well, with some nice mint notes. 

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice Glen Grant, smooth ad quite light, tasty
    • Nose
      Milk chocolate, fudge, cream, dried peels, raisins and sweet spice.
    • Taste
      Chocolate wafers, fudge cream, maybe some cinnamon, hint of orange and some ripe plum
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy and getting sweeter, the sherry is perfectly waited

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 219 Euro in June, 2017.

    A nice and easy-to-sip Glen Grant but not a spectacular one.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is russetmuscat and the texture shows slow legs with tears. The nose is on a clean (paxarette-free) sherry profile with raisins, orange peels and some spices (coriander, nutmegs, cinnamon). It is very delicate and nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is more spicy and woody than the nose and very rich. And in a fine balance with the sherry flavours. Some water helps to open up both nose and taste as well as smoothes the finish. I like it that way much better...
    • Finish
      88 88
      The mouthfeel is hot, peppery and coating (no bitter or astringent feelings). The finish is long, chocolatey and a little bitter and drying (cold ashes).

  13. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Bishlouk did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    While there, it is a special experience to taste and try to define this whisky, so it is special. I had never tasted anything like it. So, I do not know if I like it or not, I feel myself still. Impossible to rate it, suddenly! So a first: no odds! Rely on my crude description, for a faith. . But one thing is certain in relation to my personal expectations: I would have preferred more presence, because it is still (too) wise and erased.
    • Nose
      Fine, melted, airy, and ... distant. In view of the color, I expected a clear impression of the Sherry, it is not. What strikes me especially at the level of this nose are the spices (clove, nutmeg) and aromatic herbs (coriander, fennel, sorrel) that compose it. It goes out of habits, even (or especially?) For a whisky of this age.
    • Taste
      The first contact is light, even aqueous limit; despite the fact that it is a barrel brut. Few taste sensations at first. From the second sip, the flavors arrive timidly: some sweet spices, exotic wood, and even those particular flavors that I interpret as being aromatic herbs.
    • Finish
      Short. The wood is more present, accompanied by a plant freshness close to mint without really being.

  15. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Bosi scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    This whisky clearly shows what age can mean: very high complexity, gentle elegance, fantastically incorporated alcohol and a long finish. Chapeau Glen Grant and Cadenhead!
    • Nose
      This whisky takes time, because at first the sherry influence seems a bit unbalanced. But a few moments later, a high complexity develops with raisins, candied fruits, hazelnuts and roasted almonds. A little later, the flavors change in the direction of pipe tobacco, tea leaves and is always spicy.
    • Taste
      The taste is wonderfully gentle, without being irrelevant. Rum grape mixes with berries, gingerbread and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      The long finish leaves some coffee, malt and slightly burnt caramel left.

  17. VicLin scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Nectar. Nose alone worthy of 94p.

  18. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Skiddilly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Mascht scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Baked apples, nutty, oily
    • Taste
      old, oily, soft
    • Finish
      medium-length

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