After tasting this excellent drop of drammage, we set to finish the tasting with the very old and exquisite 25 year old. This blend was launched in 2009 to mark 100 years since the international launch of Grant’s It includes whiskies from the 1st batch ever distilled at Girvan in 1963 and also contains whisky from closed distilleries such as Ladyburn!
Grant’s 25 year old, 43% ,£160 (duty free only) Nose: tobacco, peaches and honey and some sherry influence. It’s also spicy, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and old spice as well as cigar humidor.
Palate: Wham! wow. sweet nectar of the gods. thick thick juices. butter and Sherry GALORE with a touch of the old dark chocolate. Love it!
Finish : Great length, a lot of chocolate, and sherry sweetness living in harmony.
This is an excellent, sweet, very sherried dram, with a long finish and a great body. If you are into sweet drams, this one is up your alley. It’s almost as good as the 18. Price is an issue here, and it’s not cheap (but hey, it’s old!).