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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer J. & G. Grant
Bright medium-deep orange-tinged colour. Attractive, faintly earthy, fairly intense, spicy, ripe plum-caramel nose with some very faint smoky notes. . Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, bright, spicy, ripe plum puree flavours with a lingering, honeyed, warm, caramel-tinged finish. Comes in a 700 ml bottle with 43% alcohol. Last appeared in Vintages (***) on October 29, 2016 at $124.95. CSPC 721084
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Joh Han
Country Scotland
Rating ***(92 points)
Elegant, Smooth, Plummy-Caramel
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Nose: a significantly different nose to other 17-y-o from this distillery I have encountered: much more pineapple and custard at play; Taste: massively salivating with malt concentrate and a non-specific, acidic fruitiness burrowing into the taste buds; a mix of muscovado sugars and ulmo honey deals with the surprisingly confident oak; Finish: wonderful cocoa, lightly but significantly oiled. Malt still has the major say even this late on, but it is brittle and bolstered by a little citrus; Balance: when a malt is this delicate, it is surprising the difference that just 3% can make to the oils and keeping the structure together. A dram for those with a patient disposition. Score - 94.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2018) Price $ 129.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 7, 2018
Cases bought 160 (6 bottles per case)

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