Originally, Gordon & Macphail released this Glen Grant 1953 in 2013. It matured for no less than 60 years. It is a vatting of 3 casks that yielded 517 bottles. On the 4th September 2017 Gordon & Macphail announced the exclusive Glen Grant Collection, containing 6 Glen Grant vintages from 1950 through 1955. This is the fourth bottle in that bespoke collection. Only 75 of these oak treasure chests were created. I received the sample through G&M.
Oh, my! Another one of those amazingly fruity noses on juicy, tropical fruit like pineapple and orange marmalade, hints of nuts, beeswax, marzipan, overripe banana, freshly squeezed orange juice, sap of pine trees and apple sauce. Succulent is an understatement. Add some vanilla and a hint of cocoa. Lest we forget: some menthol! This is simply flabbergasting!
Good body, lovely spiciness, but it is the fruity nature of this malt that makes it absolutely stunning on the palate. All the fruit from the nose and more, upholstered by a feisty touch of ginger and white pepper. Woodsmoke appears, making it very much like the 1950, but just a tad brighter.
The finish is long and fruity with the emphasis on juicy oranges.
Oh, boy, oh, boy… I’m at a loss for words. Another one for my top ten. What a feast. Around 2.400 EUR.