Erik Molenaar, owner of the independent bottler Kintra, selected this cask for his Single Cask Collection and bottled the very young Glen Moray at cask strength.
Well, that is a bit of a weird nose. I get barley sugars, toffee and coffee grounds on the one hand, but on the other quite a few herbal notes like fern, plant roots and nettles. After a few minutes of air it becomes slightly better. Sweeter, I should say. And a touch dark. Mildly burnt caramel and even mokatine. It pays to leave it for a while.
The arrival is bittersweet, but unfortunately also quite perfumy. Almost no fruit to speak of, but more herbal and floral notes that quickly evolves toward perfume. Pity.
The finish is fairly long and sweet, but the soapy element does not disappear, which makes me reach for a glass of water.
Not my cuppa… at all.