Glen Moray

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish Cask #600234 ~ 56.8% (Glen Moray)

Whisky Review: Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish

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 mature 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. This expression was distilled at Glen Moray distillery in 2002. Distilled in 2002 at Glen Moray and matured in an ex-bourbon cask before finishing for 9 months in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrique.

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

Overall:

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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