The Single Malt Of Scotland: Anniversary Selection: Glen Grant 45 Years(Scottish Speyside Single Malt Whisky: 45 Years:42.6% ABV) (Bourbon Single Cask)

(Note: Due to being tried at the whisky show, these were smaller measures done in a packed and friendly social environment, so are not as full notes as normal, however the chance to tasting note such a range of high quality whiskies was not to be missed)

Visual: Light clear gold.

Viscosity: A small number of fast streaks.

Nose: Sweet vanilla and toffee. A touch of wheatgrain and oak intrudes on the creamy nose, almost baileys like creaminess. Slight floral and lime mix in.

Body: lime touches, in a quite light and sweet whisky with a touch of wheat grain evident amongst the syrup trails. Quite a call to floral styles.

Finish: Charring, slightly more alcohol than expected. The flavour comes back into play here with vanilla yoghurt and toffee, and slight malted barley.

Conclusion: A light and sweet bourbon single cask, which plays smoothly.  Its not got a wide range of complexity on the body, but sooths nicely.  Lots of floral influence is evident.  An enjoyable entry, that suffered due to being compared the extraordinary range of the show.