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Glen Grant Distillery

Elgin Road , Rothes, Moray, AB38 7BN, Scotland
Tel: + 44 (0) 1340 832 118
Fax: +44 (0) 1340 832 104

Articles (18)

Class Acts
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

Drink whiskey with the Barrelman
Old Jameson Distillery

June 2014, Issue 120, page 6

Glen Grant and the Italian Influence
Gavin interviews Dennis Malcolm, born on site in 1946 and still very much involved

September 2014, Issue 122, page 26

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

Royal visit to Glen Grant
Royal visit to Glen Grant His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, recently opened the new bottling hall at the Glen Grant Distillery. The realisation of the project took 18 months t...

June 2013, Issue 112, page 7

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

Spirits Galore
The Speyside Whisky Festival 30 April – 4 May 2015

April 2015, Issue 127, page 36

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 Rivers of Iron
Whisky and the railways on Speyside

April 2015, Issue 127, page 44

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

Whiskies (33)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Glen Grant Duthies 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Decent.

Glen Grant Five Decades
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?Sweet and a little artificial in places, but not without merit.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Single Malts of Scotland Glen Grant 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 I think this could have done with more time in the cask.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Glen Grant Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
8 A slippery one and difficult to get to grips with, I kept changing my mind.

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.

Wemyss Malts Arbor In Bloom
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A slalom of a whisky – unexpected twists and turns.

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