Berry Brothers & Rudd (distilled at Glen Grant) 1972 37 year old, 51.8%

Price: $289.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

This is quite different from the Adelphi Glen Grant bottling (below), being more cask-driven, but Glen Grant's clean fruitiness remains, although transformed by age. Its apples are baked, with some added caramelized juices thrown in; we see apricot alongside dried lemon peel, and light, sweet spice. The waxiness here is akin to leather oil, while the oak has sufficient grip to give structure. In time, there are hints of the cellar — burlap and wet earth. Delicious, and best neat. £184