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Glen Grant 1948 Private Collection (Gordon & Macphail)

Single Malt

Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection // Speyside, Scotland

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This bottling of Glen Grant was distilled in 1948. It was placed into a first-fill sherry butt on the 11th of June that year. After aging for 70 years, it was bottled in 2018 at a cask strength of 48.

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6% ABV. Only 210 decanters were produced. This marks the oldest expression ever bottled for Glen Grant Distillery to date (January 2019).

This bottling of Glen Grant was distilled in 1948. It was placed into a first-fill sherry butt on the 11th of June that year. After aging for 70 years, it was bottled in 2018 at a cask strength of 48.6% ABV. Only 210 decanters were produced. This marks the oldest expression ever bottled for Glen Grant Distillery to date (January 2019). The Private Collection from independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail is a series of greatly aged single malts from celebrated, little known, or closed distilleries selected by members of the Urquhart family.

  • age
    70 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    48.6
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    first-fill sherry butt

Tasting Notes

"Quite herbaceous and somewhat industrial, as well as a whiff of earthy peat and smoke. It has a subtle floral side too, but it has a hard time standing up to the earthy notes, as well as soy sauce and furniture polish. There's a good amount of dark caramel and cigar tobacco on the palate, accompanied by notes of mocha and menthol. Maybe even a whiff of peat smoke. Oranges (of the fairly acidic variety) as well as earl grey tea and shoe wax. A whisper of aceto balsamico too. Elegant, beautifully complex and wonderfully balanced. Regardless of age, this is a style of whisky that’s currently not made anymore."

Score 94
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