With Passover behind us, I whet my palate with a young, yet well rounded, Glen Moray. This cask is a first fill ex bourbon cask, bottled by the Single Malts of Scotland. This is part of their 2016 outturn.
The Single Malts of Scotland Glen Moray 2007, Cask 5134, Yield 231 (59.1% ABV, NCF, NC)
Appearance: Straw, thin legs running off a pretty sturdy necklace.
Nose: Dulce de leche, pears, honey, light hint of spice and a hint of baking bread. A little bit of water brings out more honey and a light floral note.
Palate: Even at 59% it’s light and sweet, with some spice on the first attack. The pepper mixes with a hint of licorice, and the sweetness washes through on the tongue.
Linger: Spice on the tongue and around the gullet, and quite warming in the belly. Residual sweetness is a little white wine like, with some yellow pear. The mouth remains dry and tingly for a while.
The first fill barrel really allowed this whisky to get some character in the 8 years they spent together. This whisky can definitely swim, don’t be shy about adding water to it….