Glen Moray

Glen Moray 15 Years Old (40%, OB, 2017)

Whisky Review: Glen Moray 15 Years Old

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Glen Moray Distillery

Bottling: La Martiniquaise

ABV: 40%

Cost: £45 from Glen Moray Distillery

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What they say:

Matured in a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks

Tasting Notes:

Colour:

Copper

Nose:

Sherried oak, butter toffee and delicate smoke.

Taste:

Full-bodied and moreishly sweet. Imagine a spiced dark chocolate alongside a finely oaked wine, intense and satisfying.

Finish:

Long and rich, the spice intensifies as the sweetness fades.

What I say:

The new Glen Moray 15 Years Old is almost a direct replacement for their outgoing 16 year old expression, being matured in a similar mixture of casks including both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry. Many thanks to Iain and Glen Moray Distillery for the sample.

Colour:

Amber gold (6/20) slow medium-sized tears leave long fine legs

Nose:

Buttery toffee, popcorn with caramel sauce, oat and honey flapjacks, malty, butterscotch, a touch of milk chocolate, oak wood, chocolate covered butterscotch candies

Taste:

Medium-bodied, this starts with a rich toffee and butterscotch, milk chocolate, malted barley, oak wood, a little dried fruit comes through on the palate from the sheryy casks like malt-loaf/Soreen with raisins and a good coating of butter

Finish:

Long, woody spice and a hint of smoke arise from chocolate covered toffees

Overall:

A beautiful dram, superbly constructed with many well-integrated flavours of lovely toffee and chocolate and touches of dired fruit built around a malt core of Glen Moray distillate, great value for money too!

Score: 87/100

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