GLEN GRANT 60 year old 1955 Single Cask G&M 51,6%

Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside 70cl Ref: 19619

Overflowing with energy and remarkable in its saltiness and freshness, this Glen Grant 1955 60-year-old is packed full with an abundance of ripe fruit and precious spices. Its backbone is formed of tannins so silky they give you goosebumps. Simply beautiful in its classic appeal, it is both similar to and different from the Glen Grant 1955 in our 2015 Collection. More cousins than they are blood brothers, they share a childlike spirit.

Single Cask #854 - First Fill Sherry Hogshead Limited edition of 113 bottles – LMDW world exclusive Profile: complex and rich. Roasted (coffee, tea) and spiced (saffron, cumin, turmeric). Refreshed by the juice of numerous fruits (blackberry, blueberry, peach, apricot and even mango).

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  • Appearance : mahogany with glints of green.
  • Nose : full-bodied, complex. Characterised by dried fruit and nuts (fig, walnut), the influence of salty sherry, leather and chocolate, the initial nose is a prime example of ageing in sherry casks. With a light, fresh hand, it develops into notes of red berries (strawberry, raspberry), apricot-scented peaches and citrus fruit (lime). Spices (cardamom, cloves, nutmeg) and heady florals (tuberose, peony) provide the finishing touches to a well-balanced and prestigious aromatic palette.
  • Palate : dynamic, silky. Cocoa powder, liquorice, emery cloth, iris concentrate and infused sage are just a handful of the ingredients that give its impressive opening so much complexity and richness. The mid-palate is roasted (coffee, tea) and spiced (saffron, cumin, turmeric). The overall effect is constantly refreshed by the juices of the many fruits here, whether dark (blackberry, blueberry), fresh (peach, apricot) or exotic (mango, guava).
  • Overall : long, enveloping. Powdery tannins flit over the taste buds. Barely perceptible, they are in fact responsible for much of the end-palate’s elegance. Upon airing, notes of varnish, wax, dark chocolate and salted butter caramel take over the palate. At this point, the retro-nasal olfaction is grandiose, veering between the spices, fruits and heady florals. The empty glass leads us into Gordon & MacPhail’s warehouses, bringing us face-to-face with some of the world’s oldest casks.
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The brand

Founded in 1840, Glen Grant for a long time remained the property of the Chivas Brothers group (Pernod Ricard), before winding up in the hands of the Campari group in 2005. Mainly matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottled as a five and ten year old, Glen Grant is a little known single malt, considering the production capacity of its distillery. Producing almost six million litres of pure spirit every year, Glen Grant has the fourth highest capacity in Scotland after Roseisle, Glenfiddich and Macallan. It’s known best amongst single malt amateurs for its first-fill sherry casks released by the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail.

Merchant

This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.

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The Book of Kells is a range by Scottish whisky specialists Gordon & MacPhail, which brings together its best whiskies and, since the 1970s, has generally been reserved for exclusive bottlings for a few long-standing customers, such as LMDW. The label of each bottle features a reproduction of an illumination from the famous 8th century manuscript, the Book of Kells. The illumination shows two people, ‘the Dram Takers”, sharing a glass. Hence the reason why the range is often referred to as the Dram Takers.

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