|Serie||The Decanter Collection|
|Cask Type||Sherry Butt|
|Condition||In Original Box|
Colour: dark amber - brownish.
Nose: now we’ve just entered an antique shop! First we have big, bold notes of cellulose varnish, beeswax, eucalyptus and camphor plus the lady-dealer’s perfume (Chanel, preferably)… It’s really big whisky! Then these extravagant notes calm down and let some subtler ones go through, such as Seville oranges, Smyrna raisins and ripe bananas (just any), dried figs, dates, caramel liqueur, praline, apricot pie… And then we have the fab sherry itself – more like a very old Banyuls actually. It keeps developing on “coffee-schnapps”, bigaroon cherries, blackcurrant liqueur… Something of a big bold old Chambertin from a first class winemaker’s. A rather fabulous old sherried Glen Grant that will make us regret that so many of its siblings have been reduced to 40 or 43% in the past. Oh, did I mention the notes of well-hung game and balsamic vinegar?
Mouth: get this: it’s even better on the palate than on the nose. Extremely firm, compact, without one single ounce of tannins - or ‘cardboardiness’ for that matter. Majestically candied, mentholated, caramelized and spicy (like a great fruitcake with cloves, chinese anise and cinnamon). Also all sorts of jams (all, really) and armagnac-soaked prunes… Plus what may well be peat, liquorice, and tar liqueur (I swear, I had some once! It was made in France until fifty years ago). What’s incredible is that it’s never too heavy, not to mention cloying.
Finish: very long, very coherent, without one single goose note. (end of maltoporn). An extraordinary old Glen Grant.
A Timeless Gem from Signatory Vintage Decanter Collection
In the realm of fine whisky, few expressions can rival the allure and sophistication of Glen Grant. Among its prestigious offerings lies a true gem: the Glen Grant 42 Years Old Signatory Vintage Decanter Collection Cask 2632. This remarkable single malt was distilled on the 13th of April, 1964, and after maturing for over four decades in a sherry butt, it was finally bottled on the 16th of June, 2006. Crafted with meticulous care and expertise, this exceptional whisky from the Signatory Vintage Decanter Collection promises a sensory journey like no other.
A Legacy of Distinction:
Glen Grant, renowned for its rich heritage and commitment to excellence, has long captivated whisky enthusiasts around the world. The 42 Years Old expression exemplifies the distillery's dedication to crafting exceptional whiskies of unparalleled quality. As a part of the esteemed Signatory Vintage Decanter Collection, this release stands as a testament to the artistry and vision of its creators.
The Glen Grant 42 Years Old presents a symphony of flavors that have developed and matured over decades, resulting in a whisky of exceptional depth and complexity.
Nose: The aroma envelopes the senses with rich, velvety notes of dried fruits, including raisins and figs. Layers of dark chocolate, oak spices, and a hint of leather add to the luxurious bouquet, creating an olfactory experience that is both alluring and captivating.
Taste: On the palate, the Glen Grant 42 Years Old unveils a harmonious fusion of flavors. Velvety smooth and well-rounded, it offers a luscious combination of honeyed sweetness, dried fruits, and a subtle nuttiness. The influence of the sherry butt maturation is evident, infusing the whisky with delightful hints of dark caramel and warm spices.
Finish: The finish is long and lingering, leaving a gentle warmth and a whisper of oak. The interplay of flavors continues to evolve, revealing delicate nuances and ensuring a truly memorable experience.
A Testament to Time and Craftsmanship:
The Glen Grant 42 Years Old Signatory Vintage Decanter Collection Cask 2632 is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the distillers who carefully nurtured it over four decades. The selection of a sherry butt for maturation has contributed to the whisky's remarkable complexity and depth, resulting in a truly exceptional expression.
For whisky connoisseurs and collectors, the Glen Grant 42 Years Old is a prized addition to any discerning collection. Its age, rarity, and impeccable craftsmanship make it a true treasure to be savored and cherished. With each sip, one embarks on a journey through time, discovering the rich history and uncompromising quality of Glen Grant. Raise a glass to the Glen Grant 42 Years Old Signatory Vintage Decanter Collection Cask 2632, and celebrate the legacy of this remarkable distillery.