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19 Nov 2012

Glen Grant 1972 (Malts of Scotland)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Grant

There are three new releases in the Angel’s Choice series (35cl bottles) by Malts of Scotland: a misspelled Glenalaichie (Glenallachie) 1973, this Glen Grant 1972 and another one that’s only available in Germany.

 

Glen Grant 1972 Malts of ScotlandGlen Grant 40 yo 1972 (54,2%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead, MoS 12045, 136 btl., 35 cl.)

Nose: characteristic nose on honey, stewed plums and quite some wax and paraffin. Polished furniture. Hints of papaya and marzipan. A little mint and cinnamon. Bee pollen as well, and light hints of potpourri flowers. Mouth: beautiful combination of dried apricots, plum jam and figs. On the other hand there’s more oak now, considerably more, but still the nicely polished, minty type. Faint hints of bitter oranges. Aniseed and nutmeg, and a little fruit tea. Again a floral edge. Finish: medium long, with the oak up another notch. Still these oranges and spices.

A beautiful Glen Grant which received a lot of applause at the Spirits in the Sky festival. Not unlike some Caperdonich from the same year – that’s always good news. Too bad the price is considerably higher than the similar release bottled earlier this year. Around € 130.

Score: 90/100

Glen Grant 1972 (Malts of Scotland) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-11-19
  • Johnny

    Nothing wrong with the price – its the bottle size that should be 70 cl. :-)

  • MARS

    Indeed, they are selling 35Cl bottles(and some bottlers 50Cl) at the 70Cl price. Soon, they will sell mini 5Cl at 70Cl price.

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als
  • WhiskyNotes: It may be just a detail, but I said "a relatively modest price increase", not a modest price! It's true that the price is heavy, especially because I

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