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Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Comfort and contentment
Vintage
25.04.1995
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak Ex-Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
9.117
Number of bottles
284
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2017 12:34 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109,90

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14 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1995 SMWS 9.117

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    very sweet and round - delicious
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Oaked sugary plasticine with suggestions that the plasticine note will evolve into a leathery malty toffee, but it doesn’t quite manage to do so. Then again, its not exactly plasticine. It’s a combination [let’s say] of furniture wax, a touch of turpentine, varnish for sure, parsnips [the inspired SMWS tasting panel does it again], though for me there’s equally a note of roasted turnip, raw yellow carrots and lambs lettuce in the complex mix also. The nose is half classic GG with the other half far more curious and [pleasingly] irregular. With time however, the irregularities settle and the nose becomes more a classic, very rounded & majestic, general ’whisky’ nose.
    T: A fully rounded dram coming in like a ball of sweet barley joy, smoothed over by time in bourbon oak and finished for a year in PX. The PX finish is skilfully subtle. Super roundedness from 21 excellent maturing years.  I occasionally picked up a little cumin seed on arrival.
    F: ‘Posh wash’ with varnish, sweet liquorice and medicinal candy. Rather nice and neat finish with good medium length.
    C: A rather dignified dram and a steal at £82. I believe this is one of 264 bottles, not 284 - according to the SMWS outturn issue 250. Blog.

    Scores an B[-]

  4. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    Subtle but complex aromas of roasted spiced butternut squash, honey-glazed parsnips, treacle tart, pecan pie and warm mulled cider. On the palate at first hot like a cinnamon gobstopper, followed by a spoonful of honey malt extract before cinnamon toast and a hot toddy arrived. Water released honey-spiced oranges as well a raspberry liqueur and on the palate now a complete transformation with freshly squeezed apple juice and a blackberry-rhubarb crumble with custard. After 20 years in an ex-bourbon refill hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a 1st fill American oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

    DRINKING TIP: Whilst getting the log fire started

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