Glen Moray

Glen Moray 2010 Peated Pedro Ximenez Finish Cask #99917 ~ 55.8% (Glen Moray)

Whisky Review: Glen Moray 1998 PX Finish

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: Glen Moray Distillery

Bottling: Glen Moray Distillery Cask Sample

ABV: 55.8%

Cost: n/a

Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX Finish

What they say:

6 years 11 months old with 3 years 4 months in PX

2010 was the first year I distilled peated spirit at Glen Moray. I am also to blame for the first peated spirit being made at Balvenie and Glenfiddich!

– Glen Moray Master Distiller, Graham Coull

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 from peated malted barley in 2010 at Glen Moray and matured in an ex-bourbon cask for just over 3 years before being finished for 3 years and 4 months in Pedro Ximenez sherry cask #99917

Appearance:

Ruby amber gold (10/20)

Nose:

mmm… barbecued toffee chocolate and nuts, lemon zest/freshness and how pubs used to smell when you could smoke in them, a slightly fermented/farmyard note like scrumpy cider

Taste:

Vanilla and clotted cream, heather honey, candycanes, malty and lactic peaty spirit, iron filings, damp and earthy/mossy and woody sugars, sticky bbq maple glaze, then the fruits arrive…

Finish:

Long, sweet and smoky, bbq sauce/glaze maple syrup bacon etc

Overall:

Reminded me of a rather good peated and sherried Kildalton malt I shan’t name; but I suggest Glen Moray name this whisky “Morgeadail” ;-D

Score: 88/100

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