Grant's 18 year old Rare, 40%

Price: $78 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

The last eighteen months have been very good ones for blended and blended malt Scotch whisky. Shackleton and Compass Box set out in a fresh direction and there were top releases from the likes of Johnnie Walker and Blue Hanger. So quality brands from the likes of Grant's have to rethink. This is well made, tasty, balanced, complex, and drinkable without water or a mixer. But shouldn't a premium whisky justify a strength of 46% ABV? I think so. £50