Glen Grant 1954 (Gordon and MacPhail)
This dram, distilled in 1954 and bottled a whopping 51 years later in 2006, is a fine example of the Wood Makes The Whisky campaign that Gordon and MacPhail are currently promoting.
Gordon and MacPhail have produced some stunning drams recently, not least the exceptional Mortlach 75 year old, so I'm seriously excited to be able to try this dram.
Ok so this is right up my street lots of pear fruit flavours with lots of mahogany wood and polish, beeswax, massively juicy and sweet. This is how aged drams should be and its a dram I could both nurse all night long smelling and sipping but I could also drink this quite easily as a session dram.
It's definitely what I would call a winter, or cold season dram, one that reminds you of home comforts, of warming nights and of being around friends, one you could use the word stunning with.
Thanks again to Gordon and MacPhail for the official sample.
Oh wow, that's sherry casked whisky that I like, it's beeswax and gentle freshly polished mahogany, old fashioned pear drops, hints of leather and spiced aubergine skin, more woody notes of oak wood sap and some slight rich tea notes
Sweet and juicy, polished mahogany furniture, juicy pears and those old fashioned pear drops, sweet and very interesting, oak sap and a slight smoky manuka honey,,and a touch of silky milk chocolate, the mouthfeel is thick and oily.
Sweet and juicy pears and beeswax.
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