Glen Grant 1950 (Gordon & MacPhail)

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant Collection

This Glen Grant 1950 was bottled in 2007, but it was recently brought to our attention as it was re-bundled as part of the Glen Grant Collection, a stunning £ 10,000 Gordon & MacPhail ensemble with seven Glen Grant from every vintage between 1950 and 1955. Only 75 cases were available, but there were rumours about sequel editions.



Glen Grant 1950 - Gordon & MacPhailGlen Grant 57 yo 1950 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail 2007, refill sherry casks #853 + #2734, 688 btl.)

Nose: the kind of very oily, resinous whisky with lots of beehive notes (waxed furniture, pollen). Subtle berry notes, apples, sour exotic fruits, a little verbena and star anise. There’s an underlying old-school hint of coal smoke. Bergamot tea. Leathery notes as well.

Mouth: same kind of sooty side, mixed with juicy fruit salad notes (yellow apples, plums, orange peel, just a little papaya). Light honey notes, eucalyptus, fruit tea again. Still a very nice waxy layer. Quite smooth and delicious.

Finish: not too long, with orange peel, woody notes and some herbal notes going strong.

Too bad this wasn’t bottled at a slightly higher strength (we know that can cause fireworks) but still a very juicy, fruity whisky with nice old-school smoke and no fatigue at all. You can still get it as a single bottle from Master of Malt, it seems the collection is sold out.

Score: 91/100