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.
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.
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.
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.