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14 Feb 2012

Glen Grant 1975 (Archives)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Grant

After The Whisky Agency, the Whiskybase shop is releasing a Glen Grant 1975. Just 81 bottles from this cask which I believe was a (refill) sherry cask.

 

Glen Grant 1975 ArchivesGlen Grant 36 yo 1975 (46,6%, Archives 2012, hogshead #5476, 81 btl.)

Nose: plenty of red fruits: cherries and plums but especially raspberries. A slightly floral (feminine) kind of fruits. Grenadine. Marshmallows. Indeed pink macarons as they say in the official notes. Some oak and spices as well. Mouth: very fruity again (raspberries, banana, a little kirsch) but the wood brings a certain sourness now (orange skin?). Hint of liquorice, ginger and pepper. Nutmeg. A few waxy notes towards the end. Finish: long, but drier, less thick and more oaky than the best 1972 Glen Grants.

The nose is really the main attraction here, too bad the oak gets rather loud towards the finish. A perfect example of raspberry flavours in whisky. Nice to see it’s a little cheaper than comparable releases. Around € 150.

Score: 89/100

Glen Grant 1975 (Archives) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-02-14
  • nulty

    Is it cask strength ?

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    Yes it is.

  • nulty

    Thank you :)

    Sounds like a really nice one, and 150€ for a 36yo Glen Grant CS actually seems “fair”.

  • Arild Een

    Hey Ruben,

    What happened to the Bruichladdich 1992 Micro Provenance?

    Arild

  • http://www.whiskynotes.be Ruben

    It’s difficult to post lukewarm reviews if you have much better whiskies on your desk. Don’t worry, the Bruichladdich will be published one day.

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