Apr 192017
 

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.

Photo Credit: thewhiskyexchange.com

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.

Conclusion

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….

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