Glen Moray 15 Years Old Elgin Heritage (40%, OB, 2017)
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Glen Moray Distillery
- Bottling: La Martiniquaise
- ABV: 40%
- Cost: £45
What they say:
Matured in a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks
Sherried oak, butter toffee and delicate smoke.
Full-bodied and moreishly sweet. Imagine a spiced dark chocolate alongside a finely oaked wine, intense and satisfying.
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.
Amber gold (6/20) slow medium-sized tears leave long fine legs
Buttery toffee, popcorn with caramel sauce, oat and honey flapjacks, malty, butterscotch, a touch of milk chocolate, oak wood, chocolate covered butterscotch candies
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
Long, woody spice and a hint of smoke arise from chocolate covered toffees
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!
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