Tasting a few Glen Grants tonight…….

Had a wee tasting session tonight with a few drams from Glen Grant, a lovely distillery in Rothes.

IMG_6286The Major’s Reserve, the 10 year old and the Five Decades were the order of the day, and they were quite enjoyable although not that special.

The Major’s reserve is the non aged entry level single malt from Glen Grant. A decent enough dram, maybe as a pre-dinner or afternoon dram, it didn’t really have much to say for itself, but it had a nice nose of fruit,vanilla and cream with similar flavours and a short finish.

The 1o year old had a bit more substance, still fruity, sweet and creamy, it had a longer and bigger finish. This also had toffee, mint and butter with apple freshness, really very nice.

The Five Decades was a bit woody and earthy for me, maybe an indicator of more mature whisky in this special expression. The minty toffee sweetness (that I tasted in all the expressions) was also there but this one didn’t really do it for me. Maybe the cost was putting me off when compared to the 10 year old!

Not bad whisky but nowhere near the best I’ve tasted recently, but I’d not refuse one if offered.

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