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GLEN GRANT 1956 First Fill Sherry – 60th anniversary LMDW 53,9%

$4,290.00

In 2016 La Maison du Whisky will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. For the occasion, the company’s staff are proud to have selected this Glen Grant 1956 aged in a first-fill sherry cask. For the last sixty years, a mysterious alchemy has slowly but surely shaped the aromatic and gustatory profile of this venerable single malt. For the same last sixty years, everyone at La Maison du Whisky has contributed, and continues to contribute, each in their own way, to the story of the company created by Georges Benitah back in September 1956.

Profile: powerful and fresh, the nose is characterised by notes of roasted figs and truffles, and evokes rhubarb jam. The palate is elegantly spicy and floral (freesia). Notes of red fruit (strawberry, redcurrant). Tobacco and black olives emerge on the finish.

Single Cask no. 4450 – First Fill Sherry Butt
Limited edition of 218 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW

Out of stock

SKU: 19718 Categories: , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 19718

TASTING NOTE

Appearance : mahogany with tawny tinges.
Nose : rich, concentrated. Phenomenally powerful and yet at the same time exceptionally fresh, the initial nose is full of tertiary aromas: floating dust, black liquorice, chocolate, leather, roasted fig, truffle, etc. It develops with slightly burnt, jammy notes (blackcurrant) and rhubarb. Unbelievably deep, it has stood the test of time with panache and generosity. Havana cigar smoke then drifts over the aromatic palette.
Palate : lively, juicy. Underpinned by a remarkably fruity acidity produced by the sherry, the opening digs a deep furrow and shifts the spotlight to notes of soil, liquorice, noble spices (saffron, cardamom) and heady florals (freesia, hyacinth). Red (strawberry, redcurrant) and ripe fruit (russet apples, apricots) suddenly appear on the mid-palate. Little by little, it becomes vanilla-flavoured and roasted.
Overall : long, silky. Velvety tannins flood each and every taste bud. Most of the fruit is still present. Intimately close to the palate, it takes its time in developing notes of tobacco, raisins and black olives. The retro-nasal olfaction is warm, voluminous (taffeta, silk) and fruity (wild strawberry, blueberry). The empty glass has an amazingly young expression, dominated by malted barley.

Additional Information

Weight 1.4 kg
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Gordon & Macphail

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Unpeated

Packaging

Wooden Box

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