Glen Moray 2007 Port Finish Cask (57.1%, OB, 2018)
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Glen Moray Distillery
- Bottling: Glen Moray Distillery Cask Sample
- ABV: 57.1%
- Cost: £50 distillery exclusive
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
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.
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Categories: Glen Moray, Speyside
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