Summer is coming so i'm on the lookout for entry level light unpeated whiskies. This is pt1 of a head to head with Glenmorangie 10. This will be a pretty short review as I didn't find many good things to say about this one.
Nose: Not much here. Some grapes, green pear, something resembling unsalted saltine crackers. And bitter.
Palate: Bitter. Not a coffee bitter. Vinegar bitter. Very bitter. Takes over everything. Some sweetness there but you can't focus on it because of the sour bitterness. Like soaking sour skittles in vinegar.
Finish: Short. Bitter.
Overall: If rubbing alcohol is a 50, then this isn't much higher. Maybe the worst single malt whisky I have ever had. Or whisky for that matter. Only can go up from here so bring on the Glenmorangie tomorrow night.
Negative reviews are almost always more entertaining than positive ones. Unsalted saltines! Blech.
@casualtorture, do you know the provenance of the sample here? Was this from a new bottle or from a bar sample? If from the latter, and you get shitty and bitter, it can be completely from storage conditions of the whisky. Any shitty bar sample experience has to be taken with a grain of salt, and any review of same needs an asterisk and an explanation.
I am no big proponent of Glen Grant 10 yo, but what I've had from my own bottle has been nothing like what you describe.