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08 Feb 2012

Glen Grant 1975 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glen Grant

A Glen Grant from a lesser known vintage, bottled by The Whisky Agency in their Fungi series.

 

Glen Grant 1975 (TWA Funghi)Glen Grant 36 yo 1975 (50,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Fungi’ 2011, bourbon cask, 127 btl.)

Nose: leathery and spicy with some herbal touches. Very minty as well. Not exactly what I expected, although there are nice traces of warm oak and honey in the background. Oranges. Not bad, but hardly any tropical fruits or jammy notes. Mouth: rather creamy, half fruity, half spicy. Now there’s quite some apricot and citrus but they’re slightly overpowered by oak, ginger, nutmeg and herbal teas. Slightly bitter notes as well. Not as luscious as the 1972 expressions. Finish: more oak and spices (pepper, nutmeg) as well as a little apple.

Phew, my banker will be glad to hear this isn’t yet another stellar old Glen Grant. By no means a bad whisky though, just much more focused on oak and spices than my favourite (sherried) Glen Grant expressions from the same bottler. Around € 170.

Score: 86/100

Glen Grant 1975 (Whisky Agency) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-02-08

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