Glen Moray 10 Years Old 2004 – 35.97 Boozy Christmas Cake ~ 58.7% (SMWS)

58.7% ABV, £? – 10cl part of the membership pack

Score: 88/100

SMWS

What they say:

Society single cask No. 35.97 Boozy Christmas Cake

Sweet and spicy on the nose neat; a[[le chutney, balsamic vinegar and burnt sultanas. The taste is that of an old Armagnac and dark bitter chocolate. With water, lamb koftas with mint yoghurt sauce and in the taste Chorizo sausages and rum soaked raisins.

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What I say:

So I finally was convinced to take the plunge and join the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (mostly thanks to Tom of www.tomswhiskyreviews). Within my presentation/gift package were 3 different drams to welcome me as a new member to the Society. The first I dove straight into was this 10 year old sherry-matured example from Glen Moray (SMWS distillery #35) – even the tasting notes had me salivating in anticipation.

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Colour:

Blood red/ruby

Nose:

Sweet tanned leather, sherbet, creamola foam, apple and cinnamon Danish pastries, a little like walking into an exotic apothecary or spice shop (Tangiers or Morocco perhaps) or an old fashioned sweet shop with jars of dried fruits, plums and cherries

Taste:

Warming, popping candy, fruity plums, figs and raisins, juicy strawberry, marshmallows, then Christmas pudding with vanilla cream and brandy butter

Finish:

Long, sweet and fruity with exotic spices

Would I buy it again:

If available Yes I would be very tempted to acquire more of this delicious Single Cask whisky