Glen Moray

Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Burgundy Cask #213 (60.1%, OB, 2020)

Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Burgundy Cask #213

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 60.1%
  • Age: 16 Years old
  • Bottling: OB, Distillery Exclusive, Cask #213
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £85
  • Origin: Glen Moray distillery
  • Vintage: 2004

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What they say

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Official tasting notes:

  • Colour: Auburn
  • Nose: Aromas of almond and marzipan are at the forefront, covering over lighter notes of fresh orange peel and pine resin.
  • Taste: A first sip brings out flavours of chocolate coated cherries with a slight earthy note hiding in the background. With the slightest drop of water this is allowed to become more pronounced along with a previously hidden tang of lemongrass.
  • Finish: The grand finale of this whisky is a crescendo of spices filling the palate with a glorious warmth.

What I say

A trio of Glen Moray distillery exclusives, all fully matured in ex-wine casks. The final example was fully matured in an ex-Burgundy wine cask.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber (12/20), slow, rounded, medium tears and medium legs.
  • Nose: Red fruits and toasted nuts, hazelnut, almond, marzipan, cherry and orange, Cointreau, pine needles, sappy and resinous, milk chocolate.
  • Taste: Cherries dipped in dark chocolate, earthy elderberry, cherry jam, orange and ginger marmalade, tannic spice, cinnamon, fireball gobstoppers, sweet and fruity red grapes and red apples.
  • Finish: Long, sweet spice, maraschino cherries and cinnamon, vaporous and warm.

Overall

Definitely my favourite of the trio. Richer and deeper in flavours though the same tannic spice is here it is a little more balanced against the wine cask here and the malty spirit nature is hardly noticable holding it all together.

Score 86/100

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