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In the coming week I will be focusing on releases from Glen Grant, the famous distillery in the heart of Speyside. Before trying their single malts, let us prep the tastebuds with this Grant’s Family Reserve, their popular and cheap blend. A recent bottling in fact, the older ones I tried were not to my liking.
The nose starts of closed and slightly metallic with even some butane gas. Ouch. Some gooseberries and pineapple, but it is hard work to find it. Very malty. I am not impressed.
The attack is very watery, a tiny bit spicy and somewhat sweet. But I cannot get the idea of lukewarm lager out of my head. Underwhelming.
The finish is mercifully short.
This tasted even worse than the older bottlings I tried. Either there was something terribly wrong with my sample or else this bottle is best left alone.