Category: Island single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Distilled July 1985 and bottled December 2015, aged 30 years in a refill Hogshead, this Glen Grant under Douglas Laing's XOP (Xtra Old Particular) label is bottled at cask strength without colouring or chill-filtration.
Sampled on 15/02/2016
(sample DL REF 11009) Clear, deep coppery amber.
Muscovado sugar, molasses, green apple and fresh apricot with lemon citrus zest and white pepper spice. More Muscovado sugar and vanilla with water.
Apple cider, backed apple, cinnamon, pencil shaving oak, liquorice and barley water. Overly dry and oaky with water.
Fades with dry pencil shaving oak and crushed mint leaves.
Perhaps a tad over matured with notes of apple and barley sugar dominated by pencil shaving-like dry oak and lightly bitter crushed mint leaves.
Closure: Synthetic stopper