Glen Grant- I find it fascinating that Ulysses S. was at West Point when his relative Glen founded this fine distillery in the Speyside region ( a bit of pseudo history ) . Even whisky rookies know the attributes from this slightly dysfunctional family , many of the famous regular single malts hail from the area surrounding the river Spey and for good reason. This amber dram has grassy notes as though a meadow was introduced to the process along with the grain. I found an initial harshness in the nose and sweet aromatic caramel in the first taste. Linger a bit however and the alcohol seems to mellow out . Given the summer season is upon us, ” GG ” might lend itself to a cube or two , or even a splash of soda. I suggest sunset might be the ideal time of day for consumption, the golden color in your glass will enhance the visual experience. Rated a 6.5 , drinkable but unremarkable and endorsed by the General posthumously . Cheers to summer !
Thanks Ken! This is going to be a must try for me. Hope all is well with you. Let the guys know I say hello. Cheers Dave
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June 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm
I like the fact that you are tasting scotches that may not be on everyone’s must try list. It provides me with some good options. I never heard of Glengrant but after a google search see that they are a popular brand in Europe. I look forward to finding a bottle. Keep up the good work.
June 6, 2013 at 6:56 am