A.D. Rattray Glen Grant 20 Yr. Scotch
Staff Pick

A.D. Rattray Glen Grant 20 Yr. Scotch - 1992

Item # 29837 750mL
$139.96/ Single Bottle
$839.76/ Case of 6
Vintage
ABV
48.00%
Country
Region
Producer

Tasting Notes

Glen Grant is known for producing whisky with distinct, malty characteristics, which makes this single cask unique, since there is very little of that maltiness present. Matured in a second fill bourbon hogshead cask, the nose is overwhelmingly floral and fruity, with notes of pear, apple and lavender. The palate is flooded with variations of apple and spice. Roasted green apples, warm apple pie, and pureed apple abound. This is a rare opportunity to try an expression completely different from the distillery release.


Need Help Deciding? Get personal recommendations from our staff

Staff Pick Notes

I had a pleasure of meeting one of the ambassadors of Glen Grant one day and embarrassingly, I had to admit that I had never tried any of their whiskies. I took the time to rectify that and I’m sure glad I did. This single cask expression bottled exclusively for Astor Wines is 20 years old aged in second fill bourbon hogsheads which helps to emphasize the fruit and floral qualities that Glen Grant’s light, purified new make tends to bring out. Aromas of lilac, lavender, and petunias all backed up by fruits from the orchard. The dram is crisp, clean with spicy elements like toasted almond, sarsaparilla, freshly baked apple turnovers, and honeyed malt. At a cask strength of 47.2 ABV, this punches above the weight of its higher alcohol counterparts while keeping true to the Glen Grant style.

- JOS

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

Read More

Sign up for our emails
Receive 10% Off Your First Order

*required

Offer available to new subscribers. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Does not apply to items on sale, solid cases, corporate orders, or orders containing an item priced at more than $10,000.