Glen Moray

Glen Moray 15 Years Old 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 600234

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish (56.8% , OB, 2018)

  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Moray Distillery
  • Bottling: Glen Moray Distillery Cask Sample
  • ABV: 56.8%
  • Cost: n/a

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish

What they say

This one has been matured for 15 years and 1 month with 9 months in Cabernet Sauvignon casks from Bordeaux. As Glen Moray’s Master Distiller Graham Coull said “My first dabble with Cab. Sauv. Casks and I was pleased how quickly the flavours came together”

What I say

Sampled during the #GlenMoray Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve @TheWhiskyWire  and Glen Moray’s Master Distiller Graham Coull @GlenMorayGCoull on 24th January 2018.

Distilled in 2002 at Glen Moray and matured in an ex-bourbon cask before finishing for 9 months in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrique.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Amber gold (9/20)
  • Nose: Biro ink, furniture polish and kumquats – wow what a blast! grapefruit, lime zest, grapes and sweetie shops follow there is something a little vanillic and aniseed about this that reminds me of tarragon too really quite delicious a toffee malt note eventually arises
  • Taste: Rich malty and sweet, quite syrupy with a lemon and grapefruit sweet citrus that builds to zest, lime, kumquat, syrupy on the palate with a hint of herbal tarragon and aniseed
  • Finish: Medium sweet and sour with a wave of zesty citrus


Unusual and interesting flavours, love that inkiness that can only have come from the wine cask. Lots of citron/citrus fruit elements too where the wine and whisky have really worked together.

Score 87/100

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