I am not sure what to expect from today’s bottling to be honest. Sure, I heard of peated cask finishes before, but a whole maturation in an Islay cask? That’s a new one for me.
|Name:||Glen Grant 1997|
|Age:||15 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Islay Cask Matured|
|No. of Bottles:||318|
A summer air breeze. Pears, pineapples, mangoes and honeyed heather. Then lots of cold peat smoke and something I would describe as lavender perfume. Taken altogether, the aroma feels somewhat “synthetic” to me, for the lack of a better word.
Strong and pretty spicy with pepper, chili and ginger. The peat smoke is even louder now. Pears and pineapples again, backed up by citrus bonbons and hints of honey.
Long and drying. Sweet peat smoke. Ginger and heather. Sour aftertaste.
Well that was all pretty weird and confusing, but not necessarily in a bad way. The perfect dram to trick your friends in a blind tasting.
Score: 81 / 100