Glen Grant 1972 Single Malts of Scotland
Added on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:54 PM
  Bottler: Specialty Drinks Ltd.
  Age: 34 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.90 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 30/10/1972       Bottled 18/09/2007       Sherry butt       447 bottles       Cask Ref 2380
Member Ratings and Notes
I never understood the concept of "weak-in-the-knees" until I tried this scotch.  It makes me drop to the floor.  This malt tastes better off my fingers than most malts taste in a glass.  The nose is like a sticking my face in a flower and candy shop.  I've actually balked at drinking this with the malt nearly to my lips because I wanted to continue nosing.  A taste, however, is like ascending toward a sherried heaven.  I have daydreams about this scotch.  Drinking this scotch is my new goal in life. 
N:  Sherry, floor polish, potpourri, very pungent, I can smell it from 12" away!!!
P:  That's just a wonderful thing.   These old sherried Glen Grants are often too sweet and syrupy, but this one is perfectly balanced with the dryer floral notes.
F:  Endless and lip-smacking good!!!!!! 

A sherry monster to be sure, but very well balanced -- good, not-too-sweet sherry.  The whole experience is one of deep, rich, dried fruit flavors, oak aspects, and a concentrated-beer-flavor that I really love.  Delicious.


After several re-tastes at much later dates, I've decided that this epitomizes a "purple" whisky. And dear God, the nose is amazingly pungent on it's own, and given the age it's rather astonishing. A


Re-retaste: N - super purple, grape candies, grape medicine, grapey grapes.  then cherries, berries of all sorts.  really a delightful nose. P - cask-strength fruitcake, raisins, something like madeira for a moment, this is all over the place.  abv intrudes somewhat.  water tames the flames but replaces the moderate sweetness with a little too much tannins/bitter. F - ooh, berries really emerge here and a sweet tang comes after a moment.  Overall the best nose ever, but the heat intrudes and takes over too much -- and taming it with water hurts the whisky -- and I just don't find myself loving it enough for a pure A. But I do love it almost enough.  A-


N: Very syrupy, honeyed sweetness.  Loads of ripe fruits, mostly black grapes and berries. 

P: Dark fruit jams (raisins, prunes, berries) 

F: Tea and mints

This is  a sweet and lively!

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