Grant's Elementary Carbon 6 year old, 40%

Price: $30 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The black-labeled Carbon relates to heavily charred casks, which bring aromas of toffee, raisin, chocolate, dark concentrated fruits, barbecued meat, and ashy soot. The smokiness broods malevolently if you leave the glass. The texture feels too light to shoulder the flavors of dark char, toffee, spice, and dark fruity chocolate as the balance becomes swamped in smoke. It's like a young child wearing their father's thickest winter overcoat. (Global Travel Retail only)