Re: Live Tasting - Glen Grant September 18-20
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 9.35 Glen Grant 17yo, 53.9%, 04/1988 - 07/2005. Thanks to Jobi for this sample
Nose: Ah the Society used to do lots of classy casks like this. Singed toast and strong orange marmalade. Orange boiled sweets, walnuts, light buttermilk and milk chocolate. There's still a sense of feints in the background, but its fine.
Palate: Stewed oranges, barley sugars, icing sugar. Almost no sign of ageing here.
Finish: Now the spice comes, but it is fresh and clean like a rummage through an indian kitchen's shopping bag. The intense orange theme continues to the end.
Comment: This is lovely. I assume it was a cracking oloroso cask and I suspect that if it had been left for a long time this would have matured to greatness. Oh for a return to this kind of cask at the society. There's far too much sulphured rubbish getting bottled these days. Thanks for that sample Michael. It took me a while to get around to it but it was worth the wait.