Filled on 28 October 1963 by a young Dennis Malcolm, sherry butt 5171 was left to mature for 50 years before being selected by the same man (now master distiller) and bottled on 25 November 2013. Just 150 decanters, replicas of the Glen Grant stills, were produced, each decorated with 18-carat gold and presented in a Scottish oak box. Bottled at a cask strength of 54.4%.
Nose: Soft and delectable with alluring aroma of toffee, caramel and subtle hints of dried fruits.
Palate: Wonderful mouth-feel with sweet sherry notes, combined with hints of orange and baked apples.
Finish: Rich, robust and full yet smooth with soft lingering aftertaste.