A sherry matured Glen Grant 1992 (distilled in June) and bottled in the newish Old Particular series from Douglas Laing. We’ve already tried nice bourbon matured 1992’s, let’s see whether they work as well in sherry butts.
Glen Grant 21 yo 1992
(51,5%, Douglas Laing Old Particular 2013, refill sherry butt, 374 btl.)
Nose: some unlit matchstick heads up front. Not too bad though, it evolves towards graphite and wood. Behind this, there are raisins and a tobacco / leather combination that works well. Spicy chocolate. Pears in brandy.
Mouth: oily and peppery, then ginger and a dry cocoa note. A “mulled wine” kind of sherry maturation. Rum & raisins. A bit light in the middle, it’s either wine or spices.
Finish: medium long, with a dry oaky kick and lingering spices.
Not my preferred type of sherried whisky. In any case it’s lacking some body to really stand out. Around € 110.