Glen Grant / Gordon & MacPhail

Glen Grant 1949 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

Glen Grant 1949 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail) When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled.

This 1949 Glen Grant was bottled in 2007 at the grand old age of 58 years old, and the age really comes through from that first sniff.

Filled with old waxy furniture polish and lots of fruity notes, there's also a touch of wood spice but nothing to detract too much from the aged perfection that is this dram.

Available on it's own for £2800 a bottle from The Whisky Exchange this is also available as part of the speyside collection pack.

Many, many thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


I get a really waxy old furniture polish note first, like those mr sheen with the added beeswax, a sweet fruitiness comes in too with orange peel and some artificial orange flavouring along with dunnage warehouse dustiness, a slight hint of balsa wood for building craft models, a little wood spice and a splash of alcohol spiritiness.


Wow this is rich and fruity, dusty and with Dunnage warehouse notes of wood spices, and earthy notes, it's a big dram that takes a lot of getting used to in the mouth, tangy citrus peel and pith with a touch of doughy white bread


Tangy, sweet, fruity, rich, seriously long finish.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glen Grant 1949 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1949 Vintage
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Glen Grant
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 09/01/2017 by Tom

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