With the Popularity of Single Malts these days it’s very rare you find a decent aged bottle for under £50 , luckily The Wine Society seems pretty good at doing this , earlier in the year i purchased their 25yo Islay at a gobsmacking price of £33 a bottle . For Christmas this year they have released a 21yo Glen Grant for £49.50 . One thing i have learned over the 30 years of drinking Single Malts is that Glen Grant tends to age very well…..
From 2 casks (130807 and 130808) distilled on the 22nd October 1992 they yielded 431 bottles at 53% ABV when bottled on 7th August 2014 ( it actually says 2013 on the label , i hope it’s a misprint or is the age expression wrong? ). The colour of ripe barley , the nose is full of vanilla , green fruits , Malt and toffee , it actually reminds me more of a Bruichladdich , it is a very pleasant nose , one you could sniff for ages . The green fruits and toffee go through on to the palate along with lemon citrus . The finish is long with green fruits and lemon .
This is an excellent dram for the price , could be a very good session dram , another aged Glen Grant that doesn’t disappoint !
Details about The Wine Society can be found at http://www.thewinesociety.com/