Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954

Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
ABV: 40%
Score: 94 points

Gordon & MacPhail Rare Vintage Glen Grant 1954. Image courtesy Gordon & MacPhail.This 2014 bottling doesn’t carry an official age statement, probably because it was bottled just weeks or a few months shy of 60 years old. At that point, let’s just call it a 60-year-old single malt from a distillery with a track record of producing single malts that age really, really well. The nose has notes of toffee, toasted caramel, a hint of brandy, and a slightly dry touch of oak tannins. The taste has touches of sherry from the first-fill ex-Sherry casks it was filled into in 1954, along with oak tannins, plums, raisin bread, toffee, a hint of anise, and soft spices in the background. The finish is very long with hints of Christmas cake, subtle spices, and a touch of oak. Wonderful! (December, 2018)

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