Glen Grant Distillery Scotland Speyside Region Whisky from 0 to 50 euros

Glen Grant 12yo

Review of Glen Grant's 12 year old, a well-known Speyside whisky.

Origin: Speyside (Scozia)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 40%ABV
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon
Chillfiltered: Yes
Added coloring: Yes
Owner: Campari Group
Average price: € 37.00
Official website: www.glengrant.com
Vote: 80/100

After the ten year old a while ago, we add a couple of years to Glen Grant to arrive at a version of this whisky, so well known in Italy, introduced in 2016.
Presented with new packaging, more elegant and vaguely Macallanesque, it goes up a notch in alcohol content, which finally abandons the minimum level to a very brave 43%.

There is also an exclusive version of this ageing process for airports, identical in every way but without chillfiltration.

Tasting notes

Welcomed by a considerable presence of solvent, the nose takes refuge in the rather youthful aromas of malt, unripe pear, sugar paste, lemon. Light herbaceous carpet in the background. Light and not exactly pleasant.
On the palate the whisky almost seems to be reborn, a delicate push of ginger gives substance to floral and fruity aromas, where heather, peach, green apple, citrus tones, honey, walnuts, more lemon emerge. Cereals in abundance. Fresh and youthful, over time it becomes drier with a bitter note.
Short finish of dried fruit, honey, sugar.

A simple whisky, very easy to drink, with just the right amount of alcohol to overcome its anonymity, it doesn’t show enough personality to be remembered or to go beyond mediocrity, but considering the price range (and a rather elegant packaging) it’s not to be despised.

Reviews of Glen Grant whisky in the blog:
Cadenhead’s Glen Grant-Glenlivet 20yo
Glen Grant 5yo
Glen Grant 10yo
Wilson & Morgan Glen Grant 25yo

Other perspectives:
The Whiskey Apostle

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