Glen Grant 18 Year
Glen Grant // Speyside, Scotland
New to the Glen Grant portfolio as of fall 2016 is their 18 year old single malt. Building on the brand's core profile of light, honeyed fruits and floral notes by using their highest quality of handpicked ex-bourbon casks, adding further years of maturation and forgoing the sherry influence. Glen Grant 18 is bottled at 43% ABV, and a wider release of the expression is expected in 2017.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeoak barrels
"The nose is herbal and honeyed, with chrysanthemum bud and stewed fruits. The palate is a bit flat in comparison, with dry oak, and touches of spice and hay, with those honey and fruity notes relegated to the background. A little bit sharp on the finish, with dry, astringent wood, pepper, and spice, before light honey and agave come through to round things out."