Glen Grant
The Major's Reserve

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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A no-age-statement entry-level Glen Grant, focusing on their mission to make light and easy-drinking whisky. This is a very accessible, approachable malt ideal for beginners or as an aperitif.

Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Apple Apple
  • Rhubarb Rhubarb

Glen Grant Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Rhubarb and Custard sweets, candied lemon, zingy apple and a general youthful freshness.

    Palate: Soft and oily, with lots of freshly crushed grain, apple skin, sour lemon zest, and a light and sweet touch of sponge cake batter.

    Finish: Warming, with citrus zest, vanilla and a delicate touch of dark oak.

    Comment: Light, fresh and fruity – a great aperitif dram.

39 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    14 January

    Found it lacked smoothness, it was like an average blended whisky.

  • 4
    31 December 2018

    Was given a bottle as a gift and loved it... definitely enjoy just over ice... will buy it once this bottle is done.

  • 4
    15 December 2018

    Very smooth. I really like this whisky.

  • 5
    3 September 2018

    No matter what the whisky "connoisseurs" say, I like this whisky!

  • 1
    27 August 2018

    I don't know. Nose is like fresh apples with a bit of honey. The palette burns my tongue and tastes watery. Finish tastes a bit like a watery Strongbow that burns my throat. I really want to like it but it's to watery, too much burn. No really great taste at all.

  • 5
    4 April 2018

    I love it and it is priced just right. Very smooth and easy to detect the claimed vanilla palate and slightly dry hazelnut finish. Like it best with no more than a splash of water.

  • 5
    15 March 2018

    Simple and effective whisky that suits everyone, and insults none. For beginners: Great piece to start discovering single malts. For journeymen: Always keep one in your closet. Good whisky to have in case you want something light and fresh that won't burn a hole in your pocket.

  • 5
    4 February 2018

    I like this very much and at the price it's great value. I have read all the reviews and there are as many opinions as there are whiskies. Slangevar

  • 4
    21 December 2017

    Rate 4 stars. Straight from the bottle for sipping whisky. I'm a beginner and I'm not put off for life as a previous writer noted. I find the whisky to be very mellow and smooth.

  • 2
    27 November 2017

    Heavy aftertaste makes me feel drinking the cheapest alcohol.

  • 5
    10 October 2017

    Great value stuff. Perfect daytime whisky. Try with coffee and slice of apple tart. I like this a lot.

  • 4
    8 September 2017

    Light, 'moreish' yet quite subtly enticing. Honey and lemon tangs. Very good value. Lacks the depth of a Glenlivet or the more demanding Laphroaig, but still satisfies. Ideal after a fine meal

  • 4
    23 August 2017

    Not the greatest of them all, but a very simple, drinkable whisky. Fresh and light aftertaste and an attractive price make it a nice everyday drink. Better than most blended whiskeys at the same price point

  • 4
    19 August 2017

    Absolute value. For a light, very "easy" single malt you won't find better at this price point. Does lack some character, but that's clearly not what they were aiming at. It's rare at this price point to say too good for mixing, but this is. Definitely better (I know very subjective) than much more expensive blends.

  • 3
    17 May 2017

    Still better than almost any blended whisky.

  • 4
    31 March 2017

    Color: light golden Nose: Peach, orange, oak, pear, fruity, floral, light, liquorice, vanilla Palate: Light, bitter, smooth, not intense, popcorn, viscous, basket of fruits, peaches Finish: Bitter, warm, long and intense Summary: A really light, fruity and floral experience, really great for making mixers where the whisky flavor is predominant like an old fashioned as the fruit flavors pop out. Tasty fruit flavors, sweet orange and fruits it does not seem like much at first but the slightly bitter taste along with a warm finish is unexpectedly refreshing. This would be a go-to for casual and fun whisky mixing experience because of its price.

  • 4
    7 March 2017

    Very smooth , Very sweet ,Very tasty Malt all round Slanje ;)

  • 2
    24 February 2017

    Simple,light not bad.

  • 4
    21 December 2016

    Simple, smooth, light, and apples and pears (or is that me?). Not long by any stretch...If you like peat or fire in your single malt, then this will not be to your taste. Suggested for newcomers, and a reasonable "starter for ten". I do not own a yacht (old cars I'm afraid...) but understand the comment precisely. More than just for adding coke (that'll be a blend of some sort then), drop of water perhaps...

  • 5
    15 December 2016

    Gave this a go after trying the 10Yr Old and being very impressed. I was pleasantly surprised at how drinkable this was, you can tell they are stable-mates and for the price you can't beat it.

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