Glen Grant

Glen Grant 18 Years Old 1995 Old Particular (48.4%, Douglas Laing, Refill HH #10283, 282 Bottles, 2014)

Glen Grant 18 Years Old 1995 Old Particular

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48.4%
  • Age: 18 Years Old
  • Bottling: Douglas Laing, Old Particular, Refill Hogshead, #10283
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £discontinued
  • Origin: Glen Grant distillery
  • Vintage: 1995

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What they say

An independent bottling of Glen Grant single malt. The distillery in Speyside filled cask #10283, a refill hogshead, in April 1995. 18 years later, Douglas Laing had the honour of bottling the malty, spicy (and other words that end in -y, like tasty) whisky for their Old Particular range. Just 282 bottles were produced.

What I say

Another 1995 vintage Glen Grant, this time bottled by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Particular range. This has matured for 18 years in a  refill hogshead #10283 and produced 282 bottles at 48.4% ABV.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark gold (8/20), quick, medium tears, tapered legs.
  • Nose: Sharper and more fruity with citrusy orange, barley malt, tracle and molasses, dark and funky, chocolate, rose and lemon Turkish delight.
  • Taste: Full bodied, thcik golden syrup, honey, fruity apple, orange, pineapple, vanilla custard, apple pie with cinnamon and chocolate sauce, woody oak.
  • Finish: Medium-short, spiced cocoa and cinnamon powders, dry with a honey sweetness.

Overall

Deeper and fruitier than the other expression I tried, darker on the nose with strong hits of cocoa and Turkish Delight.

Score 87/100

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