Glen Grant 1972 The Whisky Fair
Added on Sunday, Mar 28, 2010 at 03:49 PM
  Bottler: The Whisky Fair
  Age: 36 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled May 1972       Bottled January 2009       Sherry Cask       209 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

So, this was the winner of the night by how much the bottle was emptied. I admit I went back for more.


N: Spiced apple pie, candied cherries, cinnamon.


P: Hot, but holds the flavors well.  Pears.  Very oily.  Water really helps bring out the sweetness. Turns to buttery aged rum.


F: Black tea with lots of brown sugar and dark chocolate.  With water it has more of the aged rum finish.  Wow. Definitely an A whisky.  


I have more of a sweet tooth, but I appreciate this. Found I liked it even more combined with a slightly sweeter Glenfarclas in my own blend.


Nose: Pure candied sherry


Palate: cotton candy concord grapes. Cognac.  Absolutely delicious.  Fast flareout finish is it only little flaw.


retaste: summer 2011


n: wonderful.  grape sugar plums


p:  Cherry gatorade, orange candies.


Looooooong finish.  Stunning.  Solid A

N: Mint, rancio, rich sherry, plums.
P: Wow.  Very big blast of perfect dry fruity sherry.  Water brings out some rhubarb-like spice.
F: Purple*, dry and sweet at the same time. 

*As previously noted, I realized it is rather silly to say something tastes like a color.  One day I'll find a better way to express this taste. 
Hot. Peaty. Thick barrel taste. Top note of sherry.  
Nose is super purple-smelling and grapey. Medium-sweet palate with lots of plums, raisins, etc. Finish is the best part, where it gets quite chocolatey, chewy, and stuck in the corners of your mouth, for a long time. Adding water amps up the sweetness and of course smooths it out as expected, and I prefer it that way. Completely excellent stuff. 
Incredible nose with strong perfect sherry and sweet fruits mixed with spices.  Just how I like um.  I tried this right after the Caperdonich and it got that much better.  The pallate is wonderful and spicey. The sherry does not overpower the fruits and the spice is perfect.  After I found out this was Glen Grant, I am convinced that it shall be on my personal top five distilleries from now on.  
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