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Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old

Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old


From Gordon & MacPhail for Wealth Solutions.

Testing / Tasting
(94 points)


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.

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Glen Grant 1948 66 years old

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Glen Grant 1948 66 years old

Today, my impressions of the meeting with the single malt granfather. Of course we have natural colour, un chillfiltered, single cask no 1369 and cask strength 46,6% ABV – not bad, after 66 years. The maturation took place in sherry cask. Gordon & MacPhail bottled 160 pieces.

Glen Grant 1948 66 years old

Glen Grant 1948 66 years old

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Glen Grant 1948 66 years old

C: amber,

N: intense, herbal, immediately I felt spices, after a moment fruits arrived – ripe oranges, tangerines and peaches, deeper – milk chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, leather seats, it seems that I sense a bit of smoke, only faint traces of wood, you would expect a lot of it after 66 years in cask, later there are other fruits, eg. plums, this is one of those single malts that you could sniff for hours, a drop of water gives some vanilla and generally sweet notes;

T: quite peppery, pleasantly sparkles on the tongue, lots of fruits, oranges, peaches, plums, plums in chocolate, cocoa, coconut, cinnamon, notes of wood here are more noticeable, but they are nice and don’t spoil the impression, rhubarb and delicate bitterness, I also feel mint, beautifully warming, sweet, even sweeter with a drop of water;

F: long with a delicate bitterness, rhubarb and plum.

Score: 94.

This grandfather has a lot of verve. Really beautiful single malt, you can enjoy it for a long time with just one dram. Interesting, but in the comfort of my home I liked it more to the presentation. Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old is the oldest whisky I have tasted.

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Glen Grant 1948 66 years old

Comments (4)

  1. Wim van der Meulen

    22 November 2014 / 19:18

    Dear sir,

    Since a few weeks I’m 66 years old and I was born in 1948. As a great whisky lover, I’m looking for the Glen Grant, 1948, 66y. Can you inform me how to obtain that bottle?

    With kind regards,

    Wim van der Meulen
    the Netherlands

    • LukLovesWhisky

      23 November 2014 / 08:27

      Glen Grant 1948, 66 years old is really great whisky, very deep and complex. It is interesting that you are same age. Happy Birtday!
      As far as I know all the bottles were sold by Wealth Solutions and for the moment they are not available. Probably some day they will appear on auctions as for sure not all have been drunken.
      Best wishes! Łukasz.

  2. John Green

    29 December 2015 / 09:24

    Zawsze staram się smakować whisky bez dodatków wody i lodu. Zaciekawiła mnie ta “kropla wody” dodana dla rozwinięcia smaku. Czy mógłbym uzyskać informacje jakiej wielkości owa “kropla” powinna być i na jaką ilość trunku aby go nie sprofanować. Interesuje mnie także cena po jakiej była sprzedawana. Z góry dziękuję za informacje.

    • LukLovesWhisky

      30 December 2015 / 11:08

      Ja też jestem zwolennikiem degustacji bez żadnych dodatków. Czasem jednak, przede wszystkim kiedy zawartość alkoholu jest wysoka, po próbach bez rozcieńczania, dodaję odrobinę wody. Są to niewielkie ilości na drama, dosłownie krople, większa ilość może zrujnować wrażenia. Rzeczywiście zarówno zapach, jak i smak zmieniają się. Trzeba popróbować i wypracować swoją własną metodę.
      Z uwagi na fakt, iż mamy do czynienia z whisky kolekcjonerską zostałem poproszony o nie ujawnianie ceny. Danego słowa muszę dochować.
      Pozdrawiam i życzę Wszystkiego Najlepszego w Nowym Roku!!!


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