This is a 39 year Glen Grant that was matured in a sherry hogshead and bottled at 48% ABV.
Nose: Watermelon jolly ranchers, banana runts, raisins, orange juice, ripe strawberries – exceptionally fruity profile which evolves constantly. Briny notes emerge after a bit with heavy french vanilla – almost takes on a bourbon type nose at times.
Palate: Red grapes, peaches, brown sugar, strawberry pie, and banana taffy – again, very sweet/fruity profile here but balanced nicely with a very faint smoke and surprisingly mild oak given the age.
Finish: Stonefruit and cherry notes emerge with some added citrus and musty oak.
Rating: 94/100 – Pretty stellar – I think I need to move some old Glen Grant up on my list of things to pick up next.
Value for the money: I haven’t seen these for sale really, but I paid about a $450 valuation with the bottle split on this one. Obviously a steep price, but for what you get, it’s not too bad really given the cost of a lot of other popular 30+ year malts.