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Glen Grant The Major's Reserve

(70cl, 40%)

Glen Grant The Major's Reserve

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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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Glen Grant The Major's Reserve Reviews

For summer and daytime

Great daytime whisky. Goes well with a cup of coffee and some sweet pie.
Not for wintertime nor night time sipping.
But when the sun is shining this is your dram.

6th April 2020

An every day whisky to be enjoyed....

So many stuck up snobs on here, by the sounds of it none of yous can tell your ar*e from your elbow.

This is a nice whisky that goes down well, its smooth with very little burn, an easy drinking whisky that should be enjoyed like all others, maybe with a little water or ice........but never with coke,

16th March 2020

It surprised me.

Good smooth and fine spirit.

25th December 2019

Amazing experience

Wow - about the best quality versus price experience I have ever had. I got 2 bottles for €17 in a supermarket near Avignon (about £7.50 a bottle). Even if it had been paint stripper that would have been a good price (I think the UK tax alone is more than that), but as it was it was a very enjoyable experience. Yes I have had better, but only 10% better, and at five timestamp the price.

23rd November 2019

would recommend if you don't want to fork out for the really good stuff.

Not as refined as an aged whiskey maybe, flavor notes are there but not very balanced which affects the smoothness in my opinion, adding a little water does not help either.
However, for the price range, it is entry level single malt and that's what you get,
most enjoyable and half way decent.

14th September 2019

Not too shabby

I agree that this is not 'top of the mornin' to ya' whisky but I couldn't negatively rate the dram. To all the negs out more specific in your comments...wally's! I found The Major to be fairly smooth with a hint of smoke. As far as the quality based on the price...right up there. Here's the do all you 'add coke' posers know how a whisky (any whisky) tastes with a dash of coke. Pillocks.

14th August 2019

Good for the price

A good no nonsense single malt whisky. Does it feel exclusive? No. Does it provide you with an amazing taste experience? Not really. But is it bad? Not at all. I get some smoke, oak and sweetness out of it but not much else. However, at this price point you really can’t complain that much.


21st March 2019

Jet fuel

Avoid at all costs

14th December 2018

A good single malt.

Nice single malt. Don’t think about how the bottle looks (it has screw cap) or price.
If you do a blind test, most probably this whisky would get better reviews and stars.
By the way, nothing could be better for the price.

22nd June 2018

Age ..and Your Snobbery

Glen Grant clearly state it is 5 years old...and what on earth is meant by 'entry level'''' what a pompous superior snob comment??

1st May 2018

Don't bother

Terrible. watered down. mix with coca cola

18th April 2018

Not good at all.

Just terrible. It's like it's been watered down, lacks definition. Undrinkable.

1st December 2017

Life its to short, no complaints.

Telling you what I think of Glen Grant the Majors Reserve, well respect the great of hint of peace, stillness with the first sip of pure ambrosia its heavenly.

4th November 2017

Warning . Just to drink with Coca Cola 😖

Realmente en mas de 10 años nunca habia probado un whisky tan cierto que es barato, pero no se justifica la mala calidad... Warning. Just to drink with coca cola....

17th October 2017

Great Value, at the right price!

The Major's Reserve 1L bottle is currently available at Carrefour Calais as a BOGOF; that's 2 x Litre bottles for 27.95 Euros - approx. £25 = £12.50 a Litre bottle!! Just had to give this a try!!
Well, no it's not a Glenfiddich or Glenlivet, but with a dash of water, very acceptable. It’s very light and floral, if that’s your kind of dram, and certainly goes down easy. At £12.50 a Litre I rate it 5-Stars, great Value For Money. If paying £23 for 70cl bottle, then possibly 2-Stars.
But, my personal preference at this £23 price break would be Chival Regal 12yo (£20), or Johnny Walker Black Label 12yo (£25), purchasing when on promotion in UK.

21st September 2017

Oh dear

What an embarrassment. Glen G used to have a certain poise and, if not the finest of highland malts, certainly had its place. But this stuff, oh dear. It's been a long time since I have actually improved a malt by adding ice. Still, at that price it's a cheap, slugging whisky for when I really really need a slug when i get home.

9th August 2017

Don't bother

'Hey man! Nice collection!' 'Thanks, would you like a glass?' 'Sure, do you have Cola?'

Only situation you'll ever need this bottle for.

9th July 2017

My 2 star review should have been a 4 star review. Oops.

Reviewing it while drinking it shows it hits the spot with my fumbling the rating. Went back to look at my Aldephi blended review and noticed it is now cheaper than it was. About the same price as Adelphi blended that I can only get a one store in town that is only open during business hours compared to Glen Grant at a chain of stores across town that are open after hours. Compared with Teachers 1:1 with water and prefer Glen Grant.

10th May 2017

A well priced smooth and light easy drinking single malt

I like Glen Grant Major's Reserve mixed 1:1 with water instead of over ice. Smooth & light. It would be overwhelmed with dry ginger or ginger wine. I can buy it for the same price as a blended scotch. Cheaper for me to drink with water than a blended scotch with a mixer. Not to bag blended scotch though as I like Teachers with a mixer for its peat & sweetness. I prefer Aldelphi blended scotch for the same price but it is much harder to find than this.

10th May 2017

Nice for this price.

Not the best malt, but still a pleasant surprise. On the nose it is very fruity with apple (saus) dominating. A fague reminder of fire somewhere and a cheap bitter and harshness. this whisky should be given some time in the glass and some water to loose some of it´s agressiveness. The taste is fruity again, but also a bit harsh. The finish however is nicely balanced, and again, apart from the harshness, pretty nice.

21st March 2017

Nice for this price!

Not the best malt, but still a pleasant surprise. On the nose it is very fruity with apple (saus) dominating. A fague reminder of fire somewhere and a cheap bitter and harshness. this whisky should be given some time in the glass and some water to loose some of it´s agressiveness. The taste is fruity again, but also a bit harsh. The finish however is nicely balanced, and again, apart from the harshness, pretty nice.

21st March 2017

Stick with the good stuff for the real experience

The first drink was nice, I thought it would be OK, however subsequent drinks left me wanting that deep rich finish. The moral of the story is, if you can tell the difference, buy the good stuff, otherwise buy a comparably priced blend, but don't be reeled in by the "single malt scotch whisky" label, because this will not satisfy your hunger.

24th February 2017

My favourite for 50 years

It may be unsophisticated to enjoy such a solera-style whisky, but I continue to enjoy it, ever since meeting it over 50 years ago, my first taste of single malt whisky.

29th January 2017

This is a Scotch??

Glen Grant is ruining its brand equity with stuff like this...without much nose, thin and sour on the palate and devoid of any finish this tastes mostly like cheap booze. You could be forgiven for mistaking it for a low-end Bourbon. It's cheap for a Single Malt, but there are somewhat decent Single Malts for only 4-6 Euros more, and there are blends for less money that at least are not worse. It's a pity.

23rd January 2017

Delicious tasting, budget priced single malt.

Absolutely delicious. After 30 years of drinking expensive single malt, this was an absolute find at a great price. Sometimes as low as £17 at Tesco.

18th January 2017

cheap AND nasty

Colour: Tango /Donald Trump, almost glows.
Nose: corn syrup, red apples, raw alcohol fumes
Taste: ((shudder)) more corn syrup
Finish: Cloying, leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.

I don't know what else to say, but this one is perhaps the most unpleasant whiskys I've ever tasted, which is odd because at the other end of the scale an independent bottling of G.G. 20 y/o ranked as one of the finest.

Do yourself a favour and buy a bottle of Teacher's (blend) - same price and MUCH better.

10th December 2016

Oliver strid

apple, lemon clean and smooth. very nice whiskey!

9th December 2016

Ahem ahem

This is a beautiful, fruity, perfectly balanced, collosal piece of shit. It's better than j&b or red label imo, but it's not something i like drinking neat. I use the rest of this bottle for when guests ask me for a whisky and cola.

7th November 2016

Ah major!

Do you know thats the third hot toddy in an hour, prevention is better than a cure, the thing about whiskey is......sip, you pay for your education, not too peaty, nice pale single malt, pleasant no bells and whistles

Chin chin

21st October 2016


Very drinkable smooth whiskey and at €16 a bottle (France) it's not to be sniffed at.

30th August 2016

Henry Faulkner

The very first single malt whisky I ever had was Glen Grant (I don't think the Major's Reserve was around at that time). It may seem almost blasphemous to join Italian youngsters in enjoying whisky with no date of bottling and a screw cap, but I just love it.

22nd August 2016


Its too good

20th August 2016

I like it

The first bottle was a present. I drink only whisky with tonic and this was very refreshing with a pleasant smokey background. Would recommend and would certainly buy again.

15th August 2016

Not too flash

New to drinking whisky and been dipping into a few cheaper ones to start with and enjoying Amrut Indian, Glen Moray, and Glenmorangie SM's but picked this one up cheap to try out. I guess you do get what you pay for. Not a pleasant whisky in comparison, won't buy again.

6th July 2016

Easy drinking and delightful

My taste may be unsophisticated, but I like Glen Grant The Major's Reserve very much.

3rd July 2016

A good scotch! A good price!

What did you expect for this price in supermarket?
This single malt is very good, but for this price you can't ask for more complexity.
However, I really enjoy this Glen Grant.
It's smooth, fruity, a little dry and very easy to drink.
For this price, no need to buy blended scotch!

11th June 2016

Mr John patton

Very pleasant with a little water.i would like to have had a little more info on the age of this does not compare favorably with my previous 10 year old which was much lighter and had more depth of sftertaste

9th June 2016


es el single malt mas decepcionante que he probado, sin cuerpo ni balance... Es cierto que el precio es muy economico...pero por 10€ mas hay muchos whiskies de Excelente calidad..!!

29th May 2016


This no age malt seems very young - I would guess not much more than 3 years old. A poor introduction to Glen Grant. Spend a bit more and get much more in the field of malts.

22nd May 2016

Birthday Gift dad

Bought for me last week , very nice tasting in a light flavour way . Not perhaps for the serious scotch drinker but the lightness and flavour suits my taste buds Would certainly like have it again .

23rd April 2016


I bought it 3 times and plan to get a bottle again and convinced the owner of my favorite local bar to keep it in stock. it's a bit too young, but very flavorful in the classic Speyside sense. great entry level single malt that has something even for the experienced whisky drinkers

4th April 2016

Cheap but ....

It reminds me too much of tequila (and vomiting) to be enjoyable. It may be cheap, but its closer to tequila in taste than "actual scotch"

7th March 2016

Praveen Madhusoodhanan

Tried this single malt for the first time. Pleased with the first notes. Though the finishing is a little weak towards the end it is smooth. In short worth the money spend. I ll go for it again.

1st January 2016

Alloa man

I find this whisky to be the perfect augmentation for a medium/heavy beer drinking session. Cuts through lager/ale exceptionally well. Whisky snobs should avoid .

8th December 2015


I was today given a bottle from a friend (5 year old) and I have to say it's as good as any malt I have tasted and that includes many no point to mention them ...Except to say up to today I have NEVER experienced or heard of GLEN GRANT I will in future try to find it on the shelves. ...Just to add this particular bottle must have been purchased abroad.

19th September 2015

Yordan BG

Amazing Single Malt Scotch Whisky for the price.

2nd September 2015

A lovely malt

I've been drinking single malts since I was 17 and have tried a lot, this one is by far the smoothest I've tried. I'll certainly be buying more bottles and will be persuading my club to get some in.

30th August 2015

Majorly Good

I recently purchased a bottle of GlenGrant - The Major's Reserve, and was very delighted and pleasantly surprised with how good it is. It had a nose reminiscent of sherry barrel aging, although I'm reliably informed it is aged in bourbon barrels. There was a $10 discount off the original asking price, so that was a factor that influenced my purchase. I have recently been drinking JW Green, Platinum, Double Black and Dimple Haig and apart from JW Green Label, the Major's Reserve is my favourite. It tasted more like Green Label than anything else I've had recently. In summary, a very good single malt at a good price point. I'll definitely be going back to the bottlo for more.

6th August 2015


Of all the cheap malts I could have bought in Gibralter I chose Glen Grant what a mistake I made.

1st August 2015

New in the Whiskey world

I love the smell and more of the after taste. I'm very new to whiskey and want to try more of Glen Grant ranges.

13th July 2015

Not bad

Fine for a screw-top. I've paid more for stuff far worse than this.

3rd May 2015


I took my daughter's to visit the Distillery after Anna's drumming lesson in aberlour. Good tour.Enjoyed the tour, whisky colours golden , I enjoyed drinking it. But I generally now nothing about whisky, but being Scottish I am not new to booze.

6th March 2015

Cheap and Cheerless

Probably the worst single malt I've endured. I couldn't stomach it neat and am yet to brave it as a mixer. I normally drink Islay singles, so my palate may be a little spoiled, but I found this harder to drink than a JW Red. I've tried drinking it on two separate occasions now, and ended up pouring it down the sink both times. 1 Star.

3rd February 2015

Better Than You Think

For the price you cannot go wrong. Its easy and pleasant to drink and far better than many blends costing far more thn this.

18th January 2015

Great start, weak finish.

When it's on your tongue, it's brilliant. But as soon as it leaves it's shallow and quick. Even for entry level, I feel there is a lot better here.

11th January 2015


Just bought a bottle in Moscow, for only 22.50 USD!!!It's a great single malt for this price!!!

30th November 2014

Excellent for the price

Sure it doesn't have a great complexity, but for the price this is my go to whisky. Quite easy to drink. I've rated it depending on price, it definitely won't please experienced whisky snobs though.
Some hints of vanilla and fruit can be found.

31st October 2014

My favourite

The very first single malt I bought back in the sixties, and my favourite to this day: light, with a distinctive flavour that takes me back to my schooldays, lying in long grass on a warm summer's day.

4th October 2014

The Alternative Malt

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

Best whisky for its price

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

Glen Grant

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

Nice for a change

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 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

Introductory malt

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

not impressed

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

As above

Review as above forgot the stars.

6th November 2013

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

Glen Grant

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.

16th September 2013

Summer Dram

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.

21st August 2013

Smooth and not to complex...

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.

7th December 2012

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

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