Several years ago, there was a three-pack of Old Malt Cask bottlings making the rounds in Connecticut stores. Apparently a store had to buy all three bottles even if they only wanted one. It consisted of a 1989 Glen Ord, a 1980 Linkwood, and a Glen Grant 1977, all bottled in 2004. I came upon a store a year or two ago that had these three bottles collecting dust on a top shelf. I eventually negotiated a deal for the Glen Grant and over the next week or two, ended up scooping up all three bottles at tremendous prices. The Glen Grant was the first one I opened as the final whisky in a tasting event I hosted.
This bottle is from single sherry cask #1105. As always with OMC whiskies, it’s bottled at 50% ABV and is of natural color.
|Appearance||Not quite amber|
|Nose||Lumber yard, pine notes, hint of mixed berries, refined, bright, and not as "old library" as you'd expect. Maple syrup sweetness.|
|Taste||Thick, rich, sherry hint, apples and melons, anise, thick molasses, nutmeg, sweet and a bit earthy, some old oak.|
|Finish||Dry, long, dried fruits, sherry, a bit of spice. Hints of smoke, more citrus with time.|
|Overall Thoughts||Well crafted and bright despite its age. I think this was bottled at just the right time. Worth trying if you can find it. I know of a few bottles still out there in the wild.|