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Grant's Rum Cask Finish Review


30th July 2018
Review of the new Grant's Cask Edition Rum Cask Finish blended whisky.

Grant's Rum Cask FinishGrant's Rum Cask Finish blended Scotch whisky is one of three new additions to the recently overhauled Grant's blended whisky range.

Grant's tell me that this new Cask Editions expression is the result of Grantís Master Blender, Brian Kinsman and his team having spent decades experimenting by pairing Grantís traditional whisky blends with unusual flavour profiles and I am sure you will agree this is certainly an unusual pairing as we don't see many blended whiskies finished in Rum casks.

Brian has combined Grant's traditional whisky blend with exotic flavours from the Caribbean, Grantís Rum Cask Edition is matured in oak barrels before ageing further in barrels that previously held rum.

Grant's Rum Cask Finish is bottled at 40% ABV, 70cl bottle and will be available from this month. RRP £19.00

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Malty rich and sweet, toffee, a sprinkling of brown sugar, some exotic fruits, the slightest touch of green banana.

Taste: The delicious exotic fruits from the nose arrive with a light dusting of spice, vanilla toffee and sweet oak.

Finish: A lingering finish. Sweet barley sugars which fade leaving some delicate spice and drying oak.

Comment: This really is delicious, the rum cask has given this blend a deliciously moreish quality, the sweet oak and spices build after a few mouthfuls and layered between the tropical fruits it has made for an outstanding blended Scotch whisky.

Well done to Grant's for being innovative and finishing their blended whisky in rum casks as it has made for a very enjoyable easy drinking blend and best of all the RSP is only £19.00 but you will currently find it in Sainsbury's supermarkets for £16.50.

SMW Scotch Blended Whisky Score 92/100


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