Glen Moray

Glen Moray 17 Years Old 2003 Chardonnay Cask #7670 (58.9%, OB, 2020)

Glen Moray 17 Years Old 2003 Chardonnay Cask

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 58.9%
  • Age: 17 Years old
  • Bottling: OB, Distillery Exclusive, Cask #7670
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £85
  • Origin: Glen Moray distillery
  • Vintage: 2003

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What they say

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Official tasting notes:

  • Colour: Tawny
  • Nose: Opens with sweet freshly cut pineapples drizzled in toffee sauce then sprinkled with white pepper.  A very sweet and enticing aroma.
  • Taste: Raspberry jam and freshly buttered warm toast, followed by hints of bubblegum and citrus.  A flavour which is subtly complex.
  • Finish: Drier wood spices coming to the fore and leaving you wanting more.

What I say

A trio of Glen Moray distillery exclusives, all fully matured in ex-wine casks. I’ve started with the oldest at 17 years old or 2003 vintage, matured in an ex Chardonnay cask.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber (12/20), slow, medium tears, tapered legs.
  • Nose: Fresh and sweet, furniture polish, oak wood, fruity, apple, white grape, tannic and woody spices, cinnamon, quiet sharp but not distinctly citrus, green, leafy, some zest possibly orange?
  • Taste: Full bodied and intensely flavoured, malty barley, soft fruits, peach, apricot jam, some peppery and tannic spice, herbal, sage and rocket leaf and granary cereal toast.
  • Finish: Long, drying, spiced and sweet.

Overall

Pretty full on at cask strength this is packed with fruits and tannins, with water some peppery spice still remains.

Score 85/100

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