Glen Grant 10 Year Old

Glen Grant 10 Year Old

Review: Glen Grant

10 year old

Howdy friends!  Great to be back and doing another review.  This time it’s the Glen Grant 10 year old.  Here’s a little something for getting in the know about whisky… the Glen Grant distillery is the only single malt distillery in Scotland

Glen Grant 10 Yr
Glen Grant 10 Yr
© 2016 dMann’s Whisky Pages

named after a person a not a place.  How’s that for trivia?  You can amaze your friends with your deep knowledge of Scotch with this little tidbit.  Ha!

Anyway, let’s get started and take a look at the bottle.  It’s a 10 year old single malt scotch whisky and is bottled at 40 percent alcohol by volume.  It’s distilled at the Glen Grant Distillery in Rothes- Speyside, Scotland.

Shall we pour a small dram to try?  On pouring a dram we see it is a straw color, almost golden.  On rolling the dram in the glass, there is a strong coat ring; cling with good beading.  On nosing the dram, what first hits me, is the abundance of dry friuit.  We get apricots, sultanas, green grapes, and a coconut oil and a touch of boiled spinach or greens.  There are some slight notes of vanilla, oak and cream.  Undiluted on the palate, we see it is rich, oily, cream, dried fruit- figs, apricots, and some mild spice.  It’s like a lovely fruit compote!

Adding a bit of water to dram really opens it up.  On the nose, there are even more notes of dried fruit, boiled greens, and coconut oil.  I also noticed something that reminded me of my childhood… was it after shave- Old Spice? There were also more notes of green grapes… maybe a Reisling?  It is definitely very complex.  On taking a sip with water, I notice less oil, milder spice, some notes of cola, and more fruit.

The finish was interesting.  It was like a nut butter- maybe almond? There remained an oily, velvety coating on the tongue, with notes of cream soda and sherry.  It was a long, satisfying astringent finish.

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Glen Grant 10 Yr
Glen Grant 10 Yr
© 2016 dMann’s Whisky Pages

So i give this 94 points out 100!  I found that for me it is best with just a little water.  Too much and the character is lost.  It is nice, fruity, and enjoyable for all drinkers.  I would say this would work well after dinner- almost like a ‘desert whisky’ if that is a thing!  It reminded me very much of the Dalmore Cigar Malt, but younger.  I really recommend this dram as a hidden gem.  It has one award after award and yet is very reasonably priced.  I would snatch a bottle or two before this becomes scarce and the price gets higher…

With this I will close this post of the dMann’s Whisky Notebook.  I would like this to develop into something that will allow you to get ‘in the know’ regarding whisky.  I hope to come up with some sort of cool tagline that I can close with.  But until then, I would like to remind everyone that, those who are in the know, enjoy their whisky responsibly.

2 thoughts on “Glen Grant 10 Year Old

  1. Sanji

    Nice dMann.

    1. jerrydmann

      Thank you Sir

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