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Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1995 SMWS 9.117
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points
- very sweet and round - delicious
- 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[-]
- 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