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17 Jan 2011

Glen Grant 1973 36yo (Kintra)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Grant

Old Glen Grant, is there a better way to start a new winter week? This Kintra release is bottled from a 1973 cask, and we’ve seen some excellent bottlings from that era in the past. Just 24 bottles, another shared cask.


Glen Grant 36yo Kintra 1973Glen Grant 36 yo 1973 (46,2%, Kintra 2010, refill sherry cask 6591, 24 btl.)

Nose: attractive start on dried fruits (figs, raisins) and honey. Apple compote and cooked peaches. Fresh whiffs of mint. A shy nougat / moccha note as well. Beeswax. Luxurious Speyside style. Mouth: still a decent amount of fruits but the oak kicks in as well. Oranges and spices (ginger, nutmeg, a little pepper). Some herbs. Fading on dark chocolate. Finish: long with chocolate, oak and a few herbal notes.

Another great Glen Grant form the seventies. Maybe a tiny bit more oak than other 1973 casks, but still well balanced with a nice sherry influence.
Around € 150.

Score: 88/100

This was a nice finale for our little Kintra series. There’s a new 18 years old Glen Scotia waiting to be bottled. Looking forward to it already.

Glen Grant 1973 36yo (Kintra) 4 Ruben Luyten 2011-01-17

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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