Glen Grant 18 Years

A lot of really old Glen Grant expressions on this website, even from the 1940s and 1950s but very little current-day officials, which tend to live under my radar.

Glen Grant 18 Years is currently the oldest in the core range (the 25 and others are part of the limited editions. It is matured in bourbon casks. For Jim Murray this was the best Scotch whisky in his 2017 Bible.



Glen Grant 18 YearsGlen Grant 18 yo (43%, OB +/- 2017)

Nose: almost entirely on golden apples and juicy pears. Some bourbonny oak, including a floral note (light potpourri). Hints of fruit cake. Vanilla custard. Light spices (clove, ginger).

Mouth: lightweight with fruits and fruit cake at its centre. Apples, berries, pears. Gentle oak spices, vanilla and some nutty hints. A malty / beer-like side too. Sweeter with light caramel towards the end.

Finish: medium long, on grassy oak and nuts.

Not bad, quite a gentle, malty malt that’s easy to drink. After the Bible, everyone went hunting for this one but I’m not sure it’s worth that much effort. Sold out in many places, but TWE still has this glass pack on offer. Not sure whether it will come back soon.

Score: 82/100