Gordon & MacPhail have a pretty incredible selection when it comes to Glen Grant. They seem to have a bottling for every vintage from 1980-1949! Although not many younger bottlings. This 2004 being the exception.
Sherry casks have been favoured in the past, although the distillery seems to be moving towards more of a floral Bourbon style recently.
Glen Grant has a cool purifier (like Ardbeg), which only allows the lightest alcohol and flavours to come through into the spirit. You can find my visit to Glen Grant here: Shameless Plug
Glen Grant 2004 43%
Colour: Light Amber
Nose: Malty, fresh Sherry, nutty, toffee, raisin. It’s soft with no trace of youth.
Taste: Very soft, malt, young spice, ginger biscuit, raisin, Sherry syrup.
Finish: Medium length. A little unbalanced with more oak.
This is a nice style of Glen Grant in opposition to the Bourbon style maturation of recent OB’s, just a shame the finish was a little overly oaky.
Network Average: 75.9
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 44
60-64 Just about OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good