Gordon & MacPhail, Distillery Labels, Glen Grant 1951 (700ml)
Gordon & MacPhail, Distillery Labels, Glen Grant 1951
Bottled: 2011, 60YO
Colour: Golden Amber.
Finish: Short to medium.
Cask Type: First fill and refill Sherry butts.
Style: Elegant old Speyside malt.
AROMA without water Sweet with rich Sherry influences, hints of bees wax, toasted almonds, and a touch of charred oak.
TASTE without water Peppery initially complemented by stewed apples and delicate dark chocolate flavours.
AROMA with water Fruity with a slight saltiness, hints of fruit cake, and a touch of vanilla.
TASTE with water Peppery at first, dark chocolate with grapefruit and peach flavours develop.
GLEN GRANT DISTILLERY
Water Source: Caperdonich Well.
Glen Grant Glen Grant Distillery was the first of five to be built in the town of Rothes. It was built by John & James Grant, two brothers who had previously been involved in illicit distilling. The Glen Grant stills are a unique shape with an almost square section between the pot and the neck. This, together with purifiers on the lye arms, contributes, to Glen Grant's light, gentle character. Glen Grant is one of the world's biggest-selling Malt Whiskies, with Italy being a significant market.