Stunning. In every sense.
Aged for 70 years in a single cask. A vintage scotch from the 1948. Encased in a beautiful art-deco styled presentation box and hand-blown glass decanter. Just, wow.
This is the oldest bottling of Glen Grant distillery scotch whiskey ever bottled by Gordon & MacPhail. A company with a remarkable catalogue of old casks of whiskey and no strangers to premium whisky. And this is not just a release of whiskey for sake of release. It is also a truly stunning whiskey. A piece of history. Scotch whiskey distilled and produced in the 1940s. We live now in an era where many simply pine for age statements and traditional whiskey values. This is the very essence of that longed for ethos.
Here at TheWhiskyBarrel.com we are delighted to bring to you the opportunity to even just take note of this remarkable scotch. But even more so we are thrilled to be able to stock the truly stunning drop of scotch whiskey: Glen Grant 70 Year Old 1948 Private Collection 48.6%.
Private Collection; Family Nurtured
Gordon & MacPhail are one of the oldest independent bottling companies around. Still under the same family ownership this single cask has been under a single family eye for its entire life maturing. This isn’t a cask that was purchased after filling, it was purpose filled for the Gordon & MacPhail warehouses. Hand selected for nurture. And now hand-selected for bottling. 70 years in a single first-fill sherry cask #2154. Distilled Friday 11th June 1948 and bottled Friday 19th October 2018. Just 210 bottles.
So is it just a big number, or does it taste good too? Gordon & MacPhail‘s tasting notes suggest is is rather yummy!
Aroma – Initially sweet – vanilla fudge, strawberry, and raspberry nuances develop into thick apricot jam. Waxy polish aromas emerge and mix with cinnamon and candied orange peel. Gentle and lingering smoky traces complement the balanced mature oak notes. with time, a subtle, fresh mint note unfolds. Taste Smooth; subtle sherry soaked fruit flavours fuse with fresh orange zest and cardamom undertones. A slightly dried herbal element develops and transforms into mouth-warming cracked black pepper and aniseed flavours. Delicate smoky notes endure. Finish A smooth, long, lingering finish introduces elegant charred oak and flashes of citrus.
This is a unique scotch. Rare without doubt. Both beautifully presented and nurtured. Harking back to scotch whiskey production of a long gone era. But bottled in the modern day.
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