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22 Apr 2014

Glen Grant 1992 (Le Gus’t)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Grant

Le Gus’t is the retailer and bottler in the South of France who also brought us a nice Glenfarclas 2003 last year. Its third release is this Glen Grant 1992 from the Signatory stocks and bottled in one of their Ibisco decanters.

Signatory Vintage already bottled other casks in the #554xx series, all distilled on the 22nd of April 1992.

 

 

Glen Grant 1992 - Signatory for Le Gus'tGlen Grant 21 yo 1992
(52,6%, Signatory Vintage for Le Gus’t 2014, hogshead #55415, 274 btl.)

Nose: very aromatic and inviting. Sweet berry jam, red fruits and fresh figs. Some vanilla and brown sugar. Soaked raisins. Honey and nice beeswax. Also almonds and floral hints (peonies). With water it becomes more citrusy and the flowers stand out. Mouth: again lots of berries, with hints of plum wine, quickly joined by assertive spices like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Oak. Gingerbread. A slightly bitter herbal note / orange peel as well, maybe soft peat even. Finish: long, spicy (cloves and pepper) with hints of chocolate.

The nose of this Glen Grant was really excellent and had a unique quality. On the palate it becomes more spicy and ‘modern’. Around € 110.

Score: 85/100

Glen Grant 1992 (Le Gus’t) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-04-22

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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