Glen Grant The Majors Reserve Scotch _DSC3973 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Review: Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glen Grant The Majors Reserve Scotch _DSC3969 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinThe Major’s Reserve – Speyside

80 Proof / 40% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $30 / 750ml bottle

Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes

Glen Grant The Majors Reserve Scotch _DSC3973 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinColor: Light gold.

Aroma: Buttery. Leans toward medium weight. Very soft smoke. Fruit and nut aroma. Warming.

Tasted Neat: Coffee / mocha on the back end of first taste. Bit of cola carbonation sort of after coffee / mocha flavor fades. Almost detect taste of beer foam. Walnut. Date. Apricot.

Mouth Feel: Light, but not too thin.

Comparable Spirit: This scotch would easily please without leaning too far in extremes of smoke or singular flavors jumping to the forefront. Very approachable scotch.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails:

I would sip this neat or on the rocks. It might also fair well in the Bobby Burns cocktail.

Glen Grant Major’s Summertime Punch

Glen Grant The Majors Reserve Scotch _DSC3980 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 ounce Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve

1 ounce Sparkling Apple or Pear Cider

Splash Ginger Beer

Splash Fresh Lemon Juice

Apple Slices Garnish

Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with apple slices. Alternative Serve: Multiply ingredients by number of servings needed. Build in pitcher or punch bowl over large block of ice. Ladle into punch or rocks glasses. Garnish.

Review sample provided by representatives of Campari America

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  • Single Malt

    Great review of this single malt. I usually prefer smokier whiskies, but your notes on this has got me thinking that I’ll have to try this single malt sometime.