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Glen Grant Batch Strength 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml) - First Edition
"Long , languid, lilting and lush." - 97 points, Jim Murray.
Easily one of the most compelling single malt whisky deals of the year.
If you loved the extra depth of flavour of Glenfiddich's hugely popular 50% ABV 'Distillery Edition', then this stunner from Glen Grant promises to up the ante. Made by Dennis Malcolm, the longest serving Master Distiller in Scotland (born at Glen Grant Distillery in 1946), Jim Murray was blown away with the quality (review below), while it was the "Editor's Pick" at Whisky Advocate in 2021. Originally released for the American market, this is all about showcasing Glen Grant's superbly fruity distillate (think apples and pears). Add zero chill filtration plus a value one litre format, subtract the wholesaler, and you have what is easily one of the most compelling single malt whisky deals of the year (also awarded a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - if you needed more convincing). Note: this is labelled as a "First Edition", so we recommend getting in before collectors take everything. We may / may not be able to source more of this release in the near future.
Other reviews... A mesmerising display of juicy barley tones which gradually integrate with and then embrace the fragile tannins. Just a little extra buttery oil from the upped strength aids in the longevity of these sensations and gives the mid ground far more weight and substance than you might have expected... though the salivation levels are still high... Long , languid, lilting and lush right to the very end with a little lime blossom honey lightened the Lunjek marzipan... What a malt this has now become! The fact that two successive bottlings have blown me off my tasting desk means they appear to have nailed the personality of this malt, and in so doing extracting and then displaying the extraordinary and unique charm of this distillery.
97 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021
Bright, fresh, and sweet on the nose, with green apple, melon, sugared lemon slice, almond cream, vanilla, and a hay field in the sun. The proof gives this ample body and allows flavors of fizzy lemon, fresh ginger, orange scone, caramel-dipped apple, honeysuckle, and toasted coconut to spread out over a layer of savory oak. It’s not quick to move on, lingering with a rounded finish of white pepper, fresh ginger, lemon oil, and oak. (Editors' Choice) 50% Alc./Vol.
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, Susannah Skiver Barton (Spring 2021)