Glen Moray

Sauternes Cask Matured

ABV 59.6%
REVIEWED Issue 174
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Expression: Sauternes Cask Matured
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 14 years old
ABV: 59.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Maraschino cherry, rich mincemeat with raisins and candied peel. Hazelnut milk chocolate, shed varnish, stewed red apples and crumble topping.
Palate: Mincemeat, cinnamon spice and oily maraschino syrup sweetness. The stewed apples are followed by grated almonds, almost at marzipan sweetness. It’s all burned up quite quickly by the alcohol.
Finish: Like eating 90 per cent dark chocolate, hot and drying.
Comment: Definitely has potential, but as it is there’s too much cask and burn to really settle down and enjoy it.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: A fair bit of nose prickle at first, quite gingery. Then comes candied peels, raisin, boot polish, stewed plums and red apple, old books, cedar wood, clove. A lot of cask here.
Palate: Hot and spicy. Plenty of cinnamon and clove, some more red apple, fresh ginger and a little green bell pepper bitterness. Lots of tannins throughout. A suggestion of nuttiness.
Finish: Hot and short. The spices and red apple notes linger, with some bitterness and a drying sensation.
Comment: Quite unusual and not so easy to get to grips with.
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