Glen Moray

Glen Moray 15 Years Old Elgin Heritage

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

Whisky Review

  • 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

Tasting Notes:




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!

Score: 87/100

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