Glen Moray 16 Years Old 2004 Burgundy Cask #213
- 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
What they say
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.
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.
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