Three interesting Glen Grant samples in hand. Head to head and got very interesting result.
Glen Grant 26yo 1975/2001 (43%, Scottish Castles, Cask # 5529, Series 3)
Sample from Bird, thanks! Color Brown, very clear. Legs going down quick. Sherry influence at the first impression. Woody. Lot’s of tropical fruit. Mellow. Very lightly peated. This is very strange as this is the first time I got peat in Glen Grant. Very meaty and ripe apple. Palate not so good. Weak. Not balanced. Finined mild, bitter, but long. Some clear woodinees comes out after adding water. Also taste better. Score: 82.
Glen Grant 1969/2004 (46%, BBR, Cask#1773)
2004 Malt Maniacs Award Sample. Deep brown color. Slow and beautiful legs. See, 3% does makes a difference. Beautiful heavy sherry nose, chocolate, smoke. Actually very smoky. Some woodiness with tropical fruit. Toffee. Mild taste. Adding water still very smoky. Easy drinking. Medium finish. Score: 84. In the manic award. I only gave this one 74. I think it got some minus point on the woodiness. The points on this bottle also veries quite a lot, some one likes it a lot, some one just thinks it quite normal.
Glen Grant 1974/1999 (54.3%, Scott’s Selection)Sample from Johannes. Golden color. Oil. Bourbon cask for sure. Cirturs fruit. Lot’s of fresh wood. Orange peels. A littles bit candy sweet, sun flower seed. Warming feel. Palate Killer. I can’t feel any Glen Grant character. Probably because my previously Glen Grant experience are all sherry monsters. But this one is a very nice Bourbon Speyside single malt. Adding water get more tropical fruit as well as mint and flower. Much better nose. Score: 88.