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Grant's Triple Wood

Family Reserve revisited (and renamed)

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

3rd Aug 2020


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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Nose: a bit sweet. Also dank, mossy. Dried orange peel, raisin, damp wood, very slight peat. A decent range of aromas, but ultimately quite thin.

Taste: that hard bite of young grain whisky. A bit more peat smoke than was evident on the nose (though not a peaty whisky per se), a bit less fruity sweetness.

Finish: sweetness goes over to bitterness in a hurry, then a rapid fade.

Balance: for an entry-level blend, it offers some variety but comes across a little dirty-tasting with the young peat and harsh grains not really gelling. A bit more robust than some comparable blends but not overly pleasant.

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BlueNote commented

@Megawatt Thanks for the review. Sounds quite revolting. Good to know that it’s not up to the old Family Reserve. I think I’ll stick to Ballantine’s Finest for a decent bottom shelf blend.

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