Glen Moray

Glen Moray 10 Years Old 2007/2018 (57.1%, OB, Port Finish Cask #20050)

Whisky Review: Glen Moray 2007 Port Finish Cask

  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Moray Distillery
  • Bottling: Glen Moray Distillery Cask Sample
  • ABV: 57.1%
  • Cost: £50 distillery exclusive

Glen Moray 2007 Port Finish

What they say

The current Bottle-Your-Own at the Distillery. 10 years old, 6 years in bourbon, 4 in a port cask

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 2007 and then matured initially in an ex-bourbon cask for 6 years before finishing for 4 years in a Tawny Port cask #20050.

My Tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Copper and rose gold (9/20) quick med legs, finer drops follow
  • Nose: Starts with quite a rapid burst of Rose Turkish delight & red berry coulis, then quite a naked malt note really persists – raspberry ruffle chocolate bars and strawberry mashmallows and strawberry marshmallows, this just keeps evolving a real candyfloss/fairground sugary element to it
  • Taste: Sharp, strawberry syrup, kirsch, sour cherry, a little chilli heat develops/possibly spirity, caramel, waters well and relaxes with water, much sweeter – back to candyfloss, raspberries & cream and malt now yum
  • Finish: Medium-short with Sour cherry, berries and cream, rose turkish delight hints

Overall

Definitely one for the nose, I gained so much pleasure nosing the ever-evolving aroma of this dram.

For me the palate wasn’t quite a match though water and the finish did re-deliver some of those excellent aromas on the palate.

Still a well put together dram and not overly sweet for a port finish.

Score 84/100

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