Glen Grant 1977 Cask & Thistle
Added on Thursday, Oct 2, 2008 at 08:19 PM
  Bottler: The Vintage Malt Whisky Co. Ltd.
  Age: 27 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1977 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $110 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2004     300 bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Big sherry, roasty and toasty.
P: Thick and sherried, but unfortunately quite bitter and cloying, lacks the sweetness found in better sherried malts.
F: Very strong molasses, too dry.  Again bitter.
Another Glent Grant that looks dark and tasty, but is a bit disappointing. 
Sweet, rich, and very sherried and quite delicious.  It's rather one-or-two dimensional, but I love those couple dimensions.  All these old 70's Glen Grant casks seem to approach over-sherried, and this does as well, but it doesn't bug me so much.  Sort of a dessert whisky, or maybe a read-a-book-in-your-study whisky, or just something sweet and rich. 

Definitely as sherried as it looks.  Quite bitter, perhaps too much so.  The sherry feels spicy, simple, and strong while reminding me of log rotting log in a northern rainforest.  At least it distinguises itself from most of the other old sherry Granties.

 On retaste:  CHERRIES

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