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Grant's 8 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Grant's 8 Years Old

Brand
Grant's
Expression
8 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
William Grant & Sons Ltd
Region
Various
Website
www.williamgrant.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

74
Nose
Opens with lots of relatively mature grain with light rummy dried fruit and developing camphor, coriander leaf, tarragon and nettle. With time some burnt butter and vanilla oak.
Palate
A little homogenous with a touch more malt showing. Quite full with the mature-ish grainy dried fruit coming through on the middle.
Finish
Short, crisp and grainy.
Comment
Another blend where the nose offers a lot more than the palate.

Joel Harrison

91
Nose
A closed nose, which needs a good shake to wake, but when it comes to life expect good aged oak, real vanilla and cookie dough.
Palate
Nicely rounded with some lovely malt notes that work well with a backdrop of vanilla and grain.
Finish
Wait! What's that? Some smoke on the swallow. Where did that come from?!
Comment
Nose and palate: a delicate oaky blend. On the finish, smoke! A magician's dram!
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