Awards for Glen Grant 1960
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Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: Glen Grant 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glen Grant 1960 (Gordon and MacPhail) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Glen Grant 1960
Distilled in 1960 at Speyside's Glen Grant distillery, this was matured in first fill sherry butts. Bottlers Gordon and MacPhail describe this as "uncomplicated - a rich, sherried malt."
The nose is quite toasty and dry. There are plenty of feinty notes with a touch of leather and acacia honey. There are hints of wood resin and sap with a little pine oil. There are shades of rosewater and drying grapes with a good sherry note. The palate is quite rich and full. There are hints of cut herbs with a good sherry note. The oak is dry and smoky with a good greenness. Notes of rubbed petals and winter spice develop. The finish is long with cinnamon and winter spice for added warmth.
Presented with this rare malt Whiskey for a special birthday by my cousins in Australia. I have sampled many over the years but this is by far the best. Complex but smooth. The flowery taste mixed with pine and the subtle smokey finish make this a must for any Malt Whiskey drinker. Rated 9 as I have never sampled a 40 year plus before.
26th November 2010