Douglas McGibbon Glen Grant Tasting Notes

Posted: November 24, 2011 in Glen Grant, Scotch Whisky A-G

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glen Grant 2003 (8 year old) 46%


Code: PRV0733/ Dist: June 2003 Btl: Nov 2011/ Tasted: Nov 2011

A very sweet nose of pure icing sugar coated apple which boarders on over confected to the point of overkill. Then add in the floral note and it’s just like a sweet shop! 

The palate pretty much mirrors the nose in its OTT confectionery style with some orange, apricot and vanilla. Good length with some (surprise!) sweet spices. Pleasant if you like it a bit on the saccharine side!

Douglas McGibbon Provenance Glen Grant 1998 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: PRV0723/ Dist Sept 1998 Btl: Dec 2011/ Tasted: Dec 2011

I would suspect that quite an early cut was taken here as the nose is quite foreshoty – Linseed oil putty and oily fudge. Somewhere beneath all of that there is some floral spirit and juicy barley but that putty note is making feel a bit too industrial for my liking. 

The palate, thankfully, is a lot fresher, with less of the putty, thank you very much! Although that doesn’t mean it has completely gone as is a touch of burnt caramel. Hmm, lovely! In saying that the spirit has some botanical, citrus and a crisp gristy middle and a reasonable length with a hint of nascent honey and spice.


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