Carn Mor Glen Grant Tasting Notes

Posted: June 5, 2017 in Glen Grant, Scotch Whisky A-G

Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask Glen Grant 1996 (20 year old) 55.3%

Bourbon Hogshead 67820/ Dist: Apr 1996 Btl: Feb 2017/ Tasted: Mar 2017

The nose is quite fragrant with barley, sweet heather, rose Turkish delight, grass, white pepper and sweet oak. It shows a pleasant degree of mature duty oak but the intense mineral, edgy freshness keeps it in check. Lovely depth and elegance with late developing dry nuttiness.

The palate is full and barley’d, followed by a dry burst of dusty oak and cereal husks. A subtle, lightly perfumed honey note balances and it becomes darker on the middle as the malt kicks in, along with gentle but lively spices, minerals and toasty ‘Bourbony’ oak. Long, mouth-watering citrus (lime, grapefruit) finish with a lovely tongue tingling spiciness.

A drop of water makes the nose more citric and vibrant, with less oak influence. The same happens to the palate, although the citrus notes have a lovely sweet sheen. A little more malty and subtly nutty on the finish now.


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