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The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
Happy hunting grounds - Mystery Visitor goes to Speyside
Shrouded in an enigmatic air, Whisky Magazine's undercover visitor centre guru checks out four of Speyside's finest
June 2002, Issue 23, page 44
In need of good loving (Glen Grant)
Our mystery visitor discovers a melancholy garden at Glen Grant
October 2005, Issue 51, page 40
Searching for perfection
perfection The Whisky & Cigar Challenge matches a premium whisky with a premium Cuban cigar to produce the perfect match
May 2004, Issue 39, page 18
Silent all these years
Gavin D Smithinvestigates the fortunes of Glen Grant No.2 distillery,also known as Caperdonich
April 2008, Issue 71, page 32
Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates
May 2002, Issue 22, page 34
The crazy world of James Grant
With Glen Grant up for sale it's timely to look at the man behind the distillery. Iain Russell reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 48
The ghost in the machine
Charles Maclean takes a midnight tour of spectural distillery dogs ghostly maltmen and spirit footsteps that are silenced by the burning of boots. So draw the curtains and gather round the fire
January 1999, Issue 1, page 34
The Italian job
Gavin D Smith heads to Speyside to discover what's going on at Glen Grant
April 2008, Issue 71, page 47
The visitors' guide to... Speyside
In each issue of Whisky Magazine this year we will look at a whisky region from a tourist's point of view. First up, Speyside
January 2006, Issue 53, page 34
Under the hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections,he looks at some of the latest bottles to come up at auction. In questions,he fields your enqu...
February 2008, Issue 70, page 34
Unique name, Major distillery (Glen Grant)
Ian Buxton visits the picturesque and constantly surprising Glen Grant distillery in Speyside
March 2005, Issue 46, page 34
Where there's a still there's a Spey
The Speyside Festival was both a blur of activity and a civilised and leisurely jaunt through the heart of the whisky world. Dominic Roskrow reports
July 2003, Issue 32, page 22
Whisky Magazine Issue 98
Icons of whisky Scotland Winners unveiled - Independent Bottlers Challenge Results - Cameronbridge - Whisky Magazine Photographic Challenge 2011 and much more....
Published September 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 71
Best Whiskies in the World 2008 - Wonderful wood - Old Bourbon - Lost Distilleries - Travel Retail - Tastings Grain Whisky and much more....
Published April 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 70
Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more.
Published February 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 53
On the roll - How malt made social gambling cool - Visiting Speyside - Isle of Jura - Auchentoshan - George Washington - Russia's whisky elite - Lowland malts tasted.
Published January 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 51
Winston and whisky - Blended whisky - Talisker and Teacher's turn 175 - Glen Grant - Bourbon in Brooklyn - Wine Finishes - The glasgow whisky scandal.
Published October 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 46
Best of the Best - Champions of Whisky 2005 - Icons of Whisky - Glen Gant - Adelphi - Distillery buy-out two years on.
Published March 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.
Published May 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.
Published June 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.
Published May 2002.
Adelphi Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90% 8 Holds up very well in the middle but the woodiness at the end is overpowering.
Adelphi Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90% 8 Glen Grant is a delicate whisky and does not always benefit from long maturation. This bottling is on the cusp. The distillery character can still be discerned, but only just.
Adelphi Glen Grant 1970, 27 Years Old, Cask 7638
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90% 7 Enough character and complexity to withstand the heavy oakiness, but beginning to show its age.
Adelphi Glen Grant 1970, 31 Years Old, Cask 1036
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40% 7 The better balanced of these two Glen Grants. The more integrated flavours. Seems to have matured better.
Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00% 8 A well matured and well balanced malt. The sherry notes tend to muzzle the distillery character. An iron hand in a velvet glove!
Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant 1972, 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 After a nose that can only be described as “hairy” it rather loses focus.
Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant 1993
- Scotland - 53.80% 7 No real depth or complexity.
Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant, 37 Years Old, 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.80% 8 A dry character. Quite strictly framed by oak but releasing an interesting and complex spicy character.
Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1977 27 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A Speysider with a rich chestnut colour, plenty of aroma and lots of flavour. Makes a change from the dumbed-down and the terminally delicate.
Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1988, 15 Years Old, Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 The delicacy of the Glen Grant survives here.
Dewar Rattray Glen Grant 1985 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40% 8 A definite sharpness which hides a sweeter character. Water does not help much, enhancing the pepperiness. For those who like it hot.
Duncan Taylor 1972 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50% 8 A fruit basket ! Needs water to keep alcohol quiet. Quiet a restless fellow. The nose delivers layers of fruit.
Duncan Taylor Glen Grant 1970, Speyside Region Selection No 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.70% 7 A lot of cask here but strangely subtle for such a heavy beast.
Duncan Taylor Glen Grant 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.40% 7 A reticent nose is completely eclipsed by a huge but uncomplicated palate. Benefits greatly from water.
Duncan Taylor Glen Grant C3490 Cask Strength Rare Auld Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.70% 8 Elegant and sophisticated.
Glen Grant 14 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30% 7 A midsummer's night dream dram. So delicate, so rich but without ostentation.
Glen Grant 1992 Cellar Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Floaty and summery.
Glen Grant 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Hadn't tasted the 5 Years Old for a while. Cleaner, drier and less fruity than I remember.
Glen Grant Duthies 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Decent.
Glen Grant No Age Statement
- Scotland - 40.00% Have it long with ice,soda or ginger. Lacks the character you'd want from a single malt,but a pleasant drink.
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1948
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 1948? Amazing. Has retained a refined almost raffish air and though frail is not overwooded.
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A ghost-like dram almost too elusive to grasp.
Hart Brothers Glen Grant 1972, 29 Years Old Sherrywood
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.60% 7 Glen Grant was one of the first malts to be bottled as a single malt, in the days when light-tasting spirits were often filled into heavy sherry casks. I have always felt that this overwhelms the spir...
Lombard Glen Grant 1964
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 I usually find delicate old Glen Grants to be overwhelmed by oak. This example makes for a mature dram with considerable complexity.
Murray McDavid Mission II Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 This delicate malt in unusually full flavour.
Old Malt Cask Glen Grant 12 Years Old Wine Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 6 Seems cobbled together.
Selected by Berry's Glen Grant 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.80% 7 A rich sherry profile. On the oak side but elegant and deep. Water kills it.
Signatory Glen Grant 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20% 8 So like an armagnac. Sherry at its best. At its peak. Why not with foie gras and a fig compote?
The Whisky Exchange Glen Grant 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90% 7 With water, more toffeish malt notes emerge in the middle, but the wood is very dominating.