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Brands and Distilleries : William Grant's

Issue 137 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 137

Irish whiskey, touring the Hebrides and an American whiskey supplement on Kentucky Bourbon

 

William Grant's

William Grant's 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A dessert malt? Remarkably sweet and chocolatey until water is added.

William Grant's 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Quite an assertive blend. The nose delivers to the palate but it tastes older than 15 years.

William Grant's 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The nose lets us expect some exotic promises. Did too much dilution blow all that galore off? Disappointing.

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William Grant's 18 Years Old, Deluxe Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Leans toward peat-smoke, but beautifully composed. Luxurious. With a cigar?

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William Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A long maturation for a blend, but this has emerged with confidence, style and sophistication.

William Grant's Ale Cask Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Fresh and seductively drinkable. I'm astonished how well this innovation worked. The ale was brewed especially to add much more malty sweetness than hop.

William Grant's The Family Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 I have always felt this blend to lack dimension but, as it warmed in the glass, more flavours emerged, especially heathery-peaty elements. Also a more honeyed, malty fullness.

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