Glen Moray

Glen Moray 18 Years Old 1995 – Craigleith ~ 50.9% (Lockett Bros)

Glen Moray 18 Years Old, 1995 ‘Craigleith’ (Lockett Bros)

50.9% ABV, £69.99 for 70cl or £19.99 for 20cl available from Lockett Bros

Score: 85/100

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What they say:

An utterly delicious 18 year old from the Speyside distillery of Glen Moray in Elgin. There was an out-turn of 120 fruity bottles at a natural cask strength of 50.1%

Nose: Apricot wheats and pear drops with creamy beeswax.

Palate: Well-seasoned apple pie with butter and nutmeg.

Finish: Delicious, spicy pecan.

Overall: Creamy, spicy, fruity Speyside nectar.

Glen Moray 18 1995 Craigleith (Lockett Bros)

What I say:

Another of the Lockett Bros bottlings sampled and purchased during a visit to their shop in North Berwick. I purchased this one specifically as I was hunting down any expressions from the Glen Moray Distillery that I could get hold of after a tip off from an old school friend who lives in Elgin close by to the distillery.

This example was distilled on 23rd march 1995 and bottled on 3rd April 2013, matured in bourbon hogshead # 2564

Colour:

Light lemony gold

Nose:

Crisp white wine, cereal barley, lemon citrus, honey and golden syrup, oaky wood, slight acetone, vanilla, coconut, herbal, maple syrup

Taste:

Warm , full-bodied, cereal, orange zest, peaches, becomes thicker and develops a white pepper spice which relaxes into a mouth-coating honey/syrup sweetness

Finish:

Long and warming, mildly sweet (almost saccharine) and woody, sour orange pith with honey sweetness

Would I buy it again:

Probably, this is very drinkable even at cask strength, with a little water more flavours come out but still fit into that slightly fruity and sweet pastry Speyside flavour mixture that is so easy to drink. Another great selection from Lockett Bros.

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