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Glen Grant 1950, 65 years old, cask 2747

Glen Grant 1950, 65 years old, cask 2747

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from Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions […]

Wealth Solutions continues the tradition, and this year offers another more than half a century old single malt. I had the pleasure to taste the earlier editions: Glenfarclas 1953, 58 years old Karuizawa 1964, 48 years old Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old Each of these single malts deserves very high marks. This time we have whisky distilled, as before, by Glen Grant in 1950, bottled on 14th October 2015, which is exactly after 65 years of maturing, which took place in Gordon & MacPhails warehouses. Presentation of course, fully natural: single cask No. 2747, natural colour, un-chillfiltered and cask strength. Interestingly alcohol level is 59.3% ABV. This means that the cask had to be well hidden from the angels, who drank little from the original 63.5% ABV (angels share). [caption id=attachment_5168 align=alignnone width=801] Glen Grant 1950, 65 years old, cask 2747[/caption] Im very curious about the content, so lets do the tasting. C: amber; N: evidently sweet in different varieties, gingerbread with icing, pine cough syrup, maple syrup, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, cappuccino, raisins and plums, then I have herbs and spices, cloves, star anise, licorice, mulled wine climates, everything is big and intense, but without the annoying tones of alcohol, after some time, prunes in chocolate, dusty wooden cupboard, leather armchairs and sofas, a touch of smoke - beautiful, further arrive: ripe oranges, tangerines, along with their skins, melon; constantly changing, shows many layers; a drop of water enhances the impressions; T: very intense, rich and versatile, there is the power, whisky perfectly spreads throughout the mouth and stays for long, the taste is slightly warming, it corresponds well to what I feel on the nose, there are various elements of sweetness, from gingerbread and maple syrup by milk chocolate, caramel, toffee and vanilla, I also have a lot of fruits, including ripe plums, mandarins, oranges, I can also...

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Testing / Tasting
(92 points)


  • Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

    Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

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    Testing / Tasting
    (77 points)

    NAS from Glen Grant

    The blog has already hosted Glen Grant, but it was a great collectible whisky - 1948, 66 years old, bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions. Today something closer to the ground level, that is the basic version of Glen Grant The Majors Reserve, bottled at a minimum of 40% ABV. [caption id=attachment_4059 align=alignnone width=801] Glen Grant The Majors Reserve[/caption] N: surprisingly for a NAS does not have typical impact of alcohol, as it is quite sweet with caramel,...

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  • Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old

    Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old

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    Testing / Tasting
    (94 points)

    From Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions

    In May 2014, I had the pleasure to attend a presentation and tasting of third oldest single malt - Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old (I mentioned about it here and here). After that event I got a sample for tasting in the comfort of my home. [caption id=attachment_3645 align=alignnone width=801] Glen Grant 1948 66 years old[/caption] [caption id=attachment_3646 align=alignnone width=801] Glen Grant 1948 66 years old[/caption] Today, my impressions of the meeting with the...

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  • Presentation of Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old

    Presentation of Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old

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    Miscellanea

    from Gordon & MacPhail to Wealth Solutions

    Recently, I mentioned about the next collectible whisky offered by Wealth Solutions SA from Warsaw. To the wider public the name of the distillery was shrouded in mystery. It was only known that it is a single malt, distilled in 1948 and bottled in 2014, ie 66 years old. Now its all clear, it was about Glen Grant from Gordon & MacPhail. Presentation of Glen Grant 1948 was preceded by a tasting of many single malts from Gordon & MacPhail resources, including Port Ellen, Brora,...

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  • What this year from Wealth Solutions?

    What this year from Wealth Solutions?

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    Miscellanea

    Third edition of collectible single malt

    [caption id=attachment_3113 align=alignnone width=801] Wealth Solutions 2014[/caption] Presentations of extremely rare and collectible whiskies has become customary in Wealth Solutionss business. In 2012 they released Glenfarclas 1953, 58 years old, and in 2013 Karuizawa 1964, 48 years old. The big event is gearing up again this year, exactly 13 May 2014. What we will admire? Age: 66 lat. Year: 1948. Bottles: 160. Special guest: Charles MacLean. Distillerys name for now...

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  • Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 2

    Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 2

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    Miscellanea Travel

    Masterclasses

    The Whisky Live Paris 2013 did not lack Masterclasses. I attended in some of them. For non-orienting in the topic I might add that these additional activities are in groups. They may relate to general issues of whisky or a particular distillery, but they are always connected with the tasting. Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment you need to book in advance. The first Masterclass – Whiskies du monde – Blind Tasting was guided by Salvatore Maninno. Blind tasting is a very...

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