Originally, Gordon & Macphail released this Glen Grant 1955 in 2012. It matured for no less than 57 years. It is a single sherry butt that yielded 484 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 sixth and final bottle in that bespoke collection. Only 75 of these oak treasure chests were created. I received the sample through G&M.
Is it Christmas yet? For that is what this nose reminds me of. Punch, Christmas cake, a warm dessert with plums, apples and oranges, raisins and a bit of mint. But I mean big time! Such a wonderful fruitiness. And with a good espresso on the side. A touch waxy. And the woodsmoke again. This is festively good.
Great body and good spiciness. Pepper, cloves, cinnamon – Christmas all over again. Some barley sugars precede the fruit. This is all about sherry notes: rum raisins, plums, figs, dades, you name it! Quite a bit of orange zest and a handful of nuts.
The finish is very long, very spicy and very dark and sweet. And very good.
Santa, please be so kind as to put this under my tree. What a whisky. Between 1.500 and 2.200 EUR. I guess that makes us even, Santa, for the next ten Christmasses…