Glen Grant The Major's Reserve
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Whisky or Whiskey
Insider knowledge: Glen Grant The Major's Reserve whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glen Grant The Major's Reserve whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Major's Reserve Bottling Note
No age statement malt from Glen Grant, The Major's Reserve is very easy to drink, and a great entry level malt from the distillery.
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Nice for a change
The Alternative Malt
Best whisky for its price
Spirit drinkers often switch from whisky to gin or rum during the sumemr months, but this is a nice alternative to drink with a chunk of ice on a warm summerevening. Plenty of fruit and a light pleasant maltiness. Its also amazing value.I shall be making some Major Reserve cocktails if the sun comes out.
4th June 2014
This is my personal favorite 20-30€ whisky. It's thin, fruity nice and round - not too strong either. I enjoy every second of its taste.
25th May 2014
the cheaply Single Malt at Dubrovnik Airport.
Well having been on the Jamesons for a few evenings I found this a very pleasant change.
Not quite your Pulteney but nice for the price.
14th April 2014
This fills the same niche as cognac as a palate-cleanser or light drink, and a rather pleasant one at that. Received as a gift, noticed lack of age statement and decided that it was punching above its weight. Rather impressed as I tend to drink Islays and this dram has a good balance of kick and flavour to it. Wouldn't take it in preference to anything peatier but it's certainly not disagreeable.
8th February 2014
..es la primera del año
En verdad acá en México se puede disfrutar de un buen Whisky, una sola malta, y sí, a mi esposa le gustó igual o más que a mí, ah y por un precio módico, no muy barato pero te preparas un buen trago, salud.
23rd January 2014
Very light dram. Would suit anybody entering the world of neat spirits, not just single malt. Very light fruity nose, with hints of cacao and vanilla. Palate is rather thin, but pressed stone fruit shines through with very subtle oak spice and vanilla tones playing around. Finish is short and sharp, with a gentle bitterness enveloping the mouth. Would suit as a compliment to a dessert or an easy dram after a large meal!
17th January 2014
OK, cheap but much cheaper abroad
Bought this at €17 in France, cheaper in Spain and well pleased the general smoothness. I'm buying a crate next!
11th January 2014
got it for new year's
not an outstanding single malt but definitely not the worst. Not really memorable, but pleasant nonetheless.
2nd January 2014
Got this the other day was having it on new years night, its very young on the noses and taste, reminds me of cheap cheap whisky
1st January 2014
Review as above forgot the stars.
What do you expect for the price.
At £20, I would sooner drink this than pay £15 for Bells or Grouse. A very drinkable whisky, comparable with Singleton or Glenmorangie and I have tried whiskies at £90-100 a bottle.
No it is not a powerful whisky, it is only 40%, but you don't always want a strong one. You are getting what you pay for and it is good value.
6th November 2013
A brief inspection of the label confirms the presence of caramel and the reason behind the rather conspicuously dark colour of this no age statement bottling of Glen Grant. It drinks with something of the straight-ahead maltiness of a Deanston, albeit a watery one. Actually, I'm not entirely opposed to the idea of wateriness as a characteristic - though I won't make the mistake of equating wateriness to lightness in this case, as this isn't particularly elegant. This whisky makes the oily character of a whisky like Laddie Ten seem positively revelatory. There's a note of something akin to Juicy Fruit in a otherwise faintly peppery and honey-rich finish. I drank this alongside Glenlivet 12 as an experiment and to my surprise found that I preferred it - finding in the finish of the Glenlivet a little too much of a disagreeable bitter wood-influence.
If you are looking for a good value summer aperitif, a malt to can drink with ice,then this could be for you. Smooth light and fruity with some salad notes this is the opposite end of the universe from my favourite malt Lagavulin 16. If you want more flavour, I recommend a light blended whisky such as Ballie Nicholas Jarvis, J&B or Cutty Sark.
This was the first "proper" whisky I've ever sat down around a table and maturely tried... So bear in mind the lack of experience! But, I guess it's true, it really is great for a newbie like myself. Not too complex, very smooth. Like I said, my palette is hardly honed so i won't comment on the notes, but for me it was a pleasant and perfect introduction to the world of whisky that certainly inspires one to delve deeper.
Glen Grant - The Major's Reserve
Very thin. No body. In a blind-fold test, you would be hard-pressed to
identify this as scotch. I doubt 80 proof label. The government warning is unnecessary for this stuff as I dont think it would endanger anyone
to take a nip.
15th October 2012