Review: Glen Grant 10 and 16 yr. old single maltsFebruary 22nd, 2010
Glen Grant, 10 year old, 43%, $45
Light (for a Speysider), floral, fresh and elegant, showing honeyed vanilla, lively fruit, along with a hint of marshmallow and hay. Soft, dry finish. Pleasant, straight-forward and uncomplicated. A good, clean, introductory malt that’s easy to embrace.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 81
Glen Grant, 16 year old, 43%, $80
Thicker and fruitier than the entry level 10 year old, with greater mouth-feel and a drier finish. Orchard fruit (especially pear), kiwi, lime, and creamy vanilla, with a suggestions of toasted coconut, hay and marshmallow. Dry, gently spicy finish. A bit more involved than the 10 yr old, but still with the same DNA. Very pleasant. (This is a new expression that made its debut in the U.S. last month.)
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 85
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