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Grant's Family Reserve

Long overdue - Part II

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@NozinanReview by @Nozinan

14th Jul 2019


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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I don’t know when I bought this or when I opened it. I learned about it through Ralfy’s videos so quite possibly in 2011 or 2012, and I probably opened it around that time (my database for opening dates is only about 5 years old).

Clearly I didn’t think much of it since a 200 cc bottle, open 6-7 years, is still 2/3 full. I have no idea if I gassed it or not. I’ve been wanting to review it for years but never got around to it.

This expression, in a standard Glencairn, is reviewed in my usual manner, allowing it to settle after which I take my nosing and tasting notes, followed by the addition of a few drops of water, waiting, then nosing and tasting.

Nose: 18/25

Weak nose. Some caramel? Some fruit. One of the weakest noses I have experienced in some time.

Taste: 16/25

Thin and weak. Slightly effervescent, some vanilla. Not much else. More flavour with water, but it’s not pleasant.

Finish: 19/25

Short, unremarkable.

Balance: 19/25

There’s nothing really there to balance.

Score: Neat - 72/100 With Water: 72/100

I’m sure it must have been better when I opened it, but probably not much. Lambertus, it’s not. Does anyone want what’s left or shall I dump it?

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Victor commented

@Nozinan I'd like to taste from your bottle because all of the Grants Family Reserve I have had has been much much better than your impressions of your bottle.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

Nozinan commented

@Victor I will save it for you. I gassed the remainder.

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

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