True to the cereal, fruit and floral nature, everything in moderation and pleasant. 83/100
Massively chewy and woody and with plenty of spices and tannins too. Combined with all the dried fruit this did have a Christmas pudding & mince pie feel to it, careful addition of water will probably get the best out of this one. 83/100
Spicy, spirity and perhaps a touch youthful. Develops some lovely flavours but I couldn’t help but think this was markedly youinger than previous versions I had tried. Perhaps the strength, spice and metallic nature just took the shine off this one a little for me? 83/100
Again light, fresh and zesty with a touch of florality, this aged expression seems much more mealy with cereal and husk notes, another very well presented single malt from Glen Grant.
A much sweeter expression than the previous batches, highlights the more herbal, floral and spiced nature of the Rye grains used. A touch minty in places but really the Rye spice is highlighted in the finish.
Great nose and palate, not overly complex but enough wood and spice present to balance out the natural sweetness thanks to the rye inclusion. An accomplished entry-level bourbon.
Quite ‘raw’ tasting with more than a hint of copper giving a real new make spirit vibe and lots of sappy wood thanks to the virgin oak finish, overall educational and enjoyable.
Works well both at cask strength or reduced, plenty of fruit and a sweet cake-like nature.
Again another insight into unerderlying spirit character with masses of maltiness present from Glenrothes. Slightly less vanilla/wood/cask influence though this is a little younger too.
My favourite of the tasting, despite being a larger container with reduced wood influence the sherry has really worked wonders here.