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Berry Bros & Rudd is an independent bottler from London, founded as wine merchants in 1698. In 1923 they 'designed' the blend Cutty Sark. Their shop in the heart of London (at 3 St James Street) offers champange, gin, wine and many other spirits apart from a whole range of whiskies. The bottled this Glen Grant 1972 in 2009.
The nose is exquisitely sweet with roated nuts, honey, vanilla and a tad of menthol. It also has something herbal that I cannot identify. And there is a hint of coffee.
On the palate, you get served a veritable fruit salade: apricot, nectarine, oranges, lime and even banana flambé. Very nice and ultimately very drinkable, despite the high ABV. I don't feel like adding water to this one (so I don't).
The finish last very long with a perfect balance of fruit versus oak.
What a dram! So fresh after 37 years in a cask is quite extraordinary. It's the best of the three 1970's Glen Grant's I tasted this week. About £140.