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Grant's Family Reserve

Surprisingly Complex

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@ewhiskeyReview by @ewhiskey

6th Mar 2013


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Don't be fooled by the price, Grant's Family Reserve is a great, complex and well balanced whiskey.

The Nose: You can smell the barrel from which it came, oak. Tangy molasses, a cloud of sucre a la creme and then candied smoked bacon to to seduce you a little bit.

The Palate: Gentle with melted confectioners' sugar. Dry Maplewood with candied sap. A film of smoke, sadly the bacon stayed behind. Honey dew melon.

Body: Light with beaded oil

To Finish: A burning honey dew scented candle. Fades away efficiently.

I keep this scotch in a decanter at home. It is inviting after a long day and sets up a comforting ritual. I don't feel like it needs to be announced. Unlabelled and ready for the eye. And for the price, it's easy to keep it readily available.

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CanadianNinja commented

Completely agree with your feelings about Grant's FR. I tried this bottle for the first time a few months ago and just fell in love with it! Has definitely become one of my favorite go-to drams.

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NAV26 commented

Grants FR has always had a special place in my heart. They move massive quantities of this in Cameroon and it is the "peoples" whisky of choice over more marketed competitors. It is inexpensive (equilvalent to $18 USD/750 ml) and you can also find oversized bottles (4.5 L) to serve during the holiday season.

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