Glen Grant 1954 Gordon & MacPhail 700ml
Glen Grant 1954, Gordon & MacPhail Speyside Single Malt 700ml
An incredibly rare expression from Glen Grant distillery in Speyside, this 52-year-old (yes, you read that correctly!) release was distilled in 1954 and bottled in 2006 by Elgin's renowned indie bottler Gordon & MacPhail.
Cask Number: 1818
Cask Type: First Fill Sherry Butt
Appearance: Deep mahogany, very viscous, very long legs.
Nose: The old burnt wax/old furniture polish found in all these early 1950s G&M casks. Dried fruit (figs, sultanas, dates and pruins), some cloves. A drop of water brings out a fresher note of sherry, with a cleaner hit of varnish.
Palate: Burnt wax, sherry dryness and some sourness. The oak is very noticable (60 years in cask, you’d expect nothing less) and imparts a very dry bitter note. Some mild spices and a gentle sweetness. The drop of water added makes it a tad more bitter and tannic.
Linger: Dry and waxy, with a tannic bitterness and some faint sweetness that leaves the tongue very dry.
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