Glen Grant is and will most likely remain very popular in Italy. That has everything to do with the fact that it’s a summery and light dram that remains quaffable even in high temperatures. But the rest of Europe likes it as well, mind you. A few years ago, Cadenhead’s bottles this 24 years old from 1989.
Oh, yes, wonderfully creamy on honey biscuits, almond paste and beeswax. Oranges, sugared lemon peel, brown sugar and Turkish Delight. Underneath some cardamom and a touch of white pepper. Absolutely delightful nose.
Wonderful bitterness as if from grapefruit, upholstered with apple cake, liquorice, mint and green banana. Does not need water whatsoever. Lovely balance between bittersweet and sour. Does become a lot more spicy than the nose promised, making your mouth nicely warm.
The finish is the trump card up this malt’s sleeve: very long, warm on white and yellow fruit.
Impressive Glen Grant.