Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition
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Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition

(0.7l, 43%)


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Glen Grant 18 Year Brilliance in a bottle.

Glen Grant was founded by John and James Grant—brothers who had been making their living by means of illegal distillation and smuggling. But with a desire to settle down a bit, they finally took out a license in 1840 becoming “legal” for the first time. They met with a bit of success, but things really took off when the operation was taken over by James’ son—James Jr.—who brought enthusiasm, intelligence, and energy to the company … literally, since he wired the place and made Glen Grant the first distillery with electricity.   

Young James went by the nickname “The Major” and he was always embracing new ideas. He was the first man in the Highlands to own a car, for goodness sake. But one of those new ideas was incorporating taller, narrow stills and purifiers to improve the quality of the Whisky. Some say that this gave the Glen Grant single-malt its lighter, grainy character and influenced what it means to be a Speyside single-malt to this day.

This single malt is a dream. Aged for at least 18 years in the finest hand-selected oak casks, this Spirit is radiantly golden with seductively floral and oaky aromas. This whisky is complexly nuanced, with rich and vibrant flavors of malted caramel, vanilla, and dried fruit, followed by a long, sweet and spicy finish. 

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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Rich and floral aromas with oaky overtones and hints of baking spices

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Malty caramel, delicate, dried raisins and vanilla

Finish
Long and sweet with hints of nuts and spice
Ratings & Reviews
Solomon
Solomon,
I bought this bottle, and really, really wanted to like it. I appreciate the complexities and some of the flavors, but for whatever reason I just did not really enjoy it and I know that I am in the minority. There's an underlying bitterness that is mild but permeates the nose, taste and finish. In addition some of the positive attributes such as the spice - which is quite nice - come in a bit faint.
 
Jared
Jared,
Not my favorite. I can very much appreciate how clean this whisky is. None of the sherry or port finishes. Just a solid representation of a Speyside.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Slightly sweet, very smooth, though To be frank I preferred the 12 over this and the 15.
 
Kristinn
Kristinn,
I love it, mild with complicated tastes in perfect balance.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
It is a good whisky, not an otherworldly one. Used to drink several 95+ whisky’s as rated by Jim Murray this was a disappointing experience. Maybe I have to drink it several times before I start to appreciate its qualities? To be retasted and (hopefully) revised.
 
Ben
Ben,
Delicious
 
Burk
Burk,
The most wonderful mixture of caramel and hints of vanilla I’ve experienced. If you love scotch, y only suggestion is... if you see it buy it!
 
guest
guest,
Amazing! Best speyside ever
 
Vincent
Vincent,
flavors of cinnamon, apple and touch of vanilla. Smooth with a subtle burn on the back end.
 
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