Glen Grant 1970 Duncan Taylor Cask #809
Added on Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 32 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1970 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 02.1970      Bottled 08.2002      Cask #809      230 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Altogether a fairly classic sherried Glen Grant. Not a stunner or special, but nice. I'd want to have a bottle of it on the shelf, but I'm kinda borderline on that, so B/B+

Nose: Dry sherry

Palate:  Sweet sherry, not much else.

Finish:  Fairly short and slightly bitter.


Decent but pretty one dimensional.


N: Sherry with old leather and heather

P: Dark coffee, espresso, fig newtons and dry seasoned oak

F: Dry with a bit of salt


n: Magnificent


p:  Chewy, cloying, tannic old wood.  Sherry wood on steroids.




N: Definition of sherry bomb. Wow. Almost overly concentrated prunes. Kind of ridiculous

P: Not very complex - it's just has this super plumby boldness and a little sulpher.

F: Medicinal, sweet, and long, but a bit hot.


Not incredibly interesting, although I do love that out of control think bold sherried character every so often, even if it is one dimensional.  


So dark in colour, opaque like espresso.


n: spectacular nose (one of the best - like perfume), super dense dried black cherry and Earl Grey Tea. Heavy malty wood varnish and deep milk chocolate.


t: liquified wood, cinnamon hard candy, noir chocolate. Lacquer and brown sugar. Triple bagged Earl Grey tea. This is very oaky and dry, really dense in flavour with leather in the rich middle. One of the most heavily oaked whiskys I have ever experienced.   [This gets a bonus for being so extreme and unique]

The deepest red-brown-black color you can probbaly get. The nose has subtle toffee notes, rich vanilla, deep mountain oak (?), cherry laffy taffy and freshly cut wood. The palate is somewhat bitter with toasted oak, some leather and is prickly on my tongue. Chewy. B/B+ [12/13/13] 
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