Glen Moray

Glen Moray 9 Years Old 2008 Cask #99956 (51.8%, OB, Cider Finish, 2018)

Whisky Review: Glen Moray 2008 Cider Cask Finish

  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glen Moray Distillery
  • Bottling: Glen Moray Distillery Cask Sample
  • ABV: 51.8%
  • Cost: n/a

Glen Moray 2008 Cider Cask

What they say

Just under 10yo (9yrs 9 months) and has spent just over 2 years in a Thistly Cross Whisky Cider cask. Glen Moray Master Distiller Graham Coull informed us “I send casks to Thistly and they use them twice and send them back to me!”

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 2008 and then matured initially in I presume an ex-bourbon cask before finishing in a Glen Moray/Thistly Cross collaboration Cider cask #99956 where it spent at least 2 years.

Similar to one of the previous Distillery visitor centre Bottle-Your-Own Cider finish casks available.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light green gold (4/20) , slow med-large drops with short legs
  • Nose: Green! green apples, Juicy pears! cider vinegar, fresh, floral and grassy, then malt and a honey sweetness 2nd wave actually a good dollop of vanilla custard in here too once it has breathed a little
  • Taste: Medium bodied, Sweet, vanilla, Bramley [cooking] apple, then a cider apple fizz, sherbet, apple dib-dab, sugar crystals, thins a little resemble cider on the palate, finally malty with a touch of oak
  • Finish: Long, sweet and tangy green apple fruit, sour fizz persists

Overall

Dangerously drinkable, this is whisky with a refreshing Cider edge to it full of sour green Bramley apples.

Score 86/100

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