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14 Jun 2010

Glen Grant 1970 (DT cask #3492)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Grant

Old Glen Grant is something you should never say ‘no’ to! Especially the 1970 and 1972 vintages are highly regarded (remember the MM Awards winning Glen Grant 1972 for The Whisky Fair?)


Glen Grant 1970 DT 3492 Glen Grant 39 yo 1970 (49,1%, Duncan Taylor 2009, cask #3492)

Nose: excellent fruitiness, very warm and sensual. Melon, yellow plums. Quite honeyed with frangipane notes. Gooseberries. Exotic mango. Baked banana. A lot of vanilla. It also shows waxy / solventy notes. Great! Great! Mouth: hmm, a slight overdose of oak now, although the same punchy fruit basket is still there. Hints of vanilla cake. Nutmeg, mint, soft pepper. Very spicy although not too tannic. I prefer it neat, because the fruits are a bit drowned with water. Finish: medium length on drying warm oak.

These old Glen Grants… will we ever get enough of them? This is a great cask again, although on the palate it’s a bit heavy on spicy oak. Anyway the nose is stunning. Well priced: around € 130, but probably sold out in most places.

Score: 91/100

Glen Grant 1970 (DT cask #3492) 4.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-06-14
  • Michael

    I don’t know if it is a coincidence, but I found cask #3942 at 49,1%, but could it be that either you or the retailer spelled it wrong?

  • Charlie

    Any chance to review this one? Thanks.
    Glen Grant 1972 51.8% 2009 (Berry Bros & Rudd)



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