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Glen Grant-1948-72 year old Decanter
29 January 2021, 17:00 HKT
Hong Kong, Admiralty

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Glen Grant-1948-72 year old Decanter
Bottled December 2020. Selected, Matured and Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail, Elgin
Bottle number 88 of 290. Cask no. 440, American Oak ex-sherry cask. In presentation case with outer travel trunk. Engraved labelling. -
700ml. Single Malt., 52.6% volume.
1 crystal decanter


This is a hugely complex and rewarding malt whisky by any standards. Obviously, its great age adds value to the experience of tasting it, conjuring images of what the world was like in 1948, but - more important from a connoisseur's perspective - its flavour opens a sensory door into another era, when whisky was different.

The fact that it has retained a high ABV (52.6%) after all these year means that the aroma and taste are till vital and lively. Too often very old whiskies lack vitality, owing to low strength; they become fragile ghosts or their former selves. Not is this case.

I can honestly say this is one of the finest malts it has been my pleasure to taste in forty years of professional exploration. It is outstanding - rarely, if ever, have I been able to write so fulsome a testimonial!

Charles Maclean
Master of the Quaich





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