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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer J. & G. Grant
Medium gold amber colour. Intense, complex, caramel-tinged, very faintly smoky nose. Fine, dry, medium-full bodied, very intense, bright, faintly honeyed, high alcohol (60%), slightly spicy, plummy ripe lemon flavours with a bright finish. Better than when it last appeared in Vintages (**+) on January 19, 2013 at $81.95. CSPC 677047
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Joh Han
Country Scotland
Rating ***(92 points)
Intense, Complex, Peppery
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
Margaret Swaine of winealign.com awarded this whisky a rating of 91 points on January 19, 2013, describing it as follows: \"Assertive and dry with spice and smoke, it's long and full on the palate. Warming and smooth despite the searing alcohol, it's quite dramatic.\" TASTING NOTE: Nose: The youthful grape comes in clean, juicy bunches; the herbs and spices on a rack on the kitchen wall; Taste: Any lovers of the old Jennings books will here do a Mr Wilkins explosive snort as the magnificent barley-grape mix is propelled with the force of dynamite into the taste buds; survivors of this experience still able to speak may mention something about cocoa notes forming; Finish: Long, luxurious, with a pulsing vanilla-grape mix and a build up of spices; light oils intensify and elongate; Balance: I doubt if any restorative on the planet works quite as well as this one does. Or if any sherry cask whisky is so clean and full of the joys of Jerez. A classic malt which has upped a gear or two and has become exactly what it is: a whisky of pure brilliance... Score - 95.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2012) Price $ 83.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 25, 2014
Cases bought 97 (6 bottles per case)

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