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Overall rating
85.06/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB104004
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Jamaica Rum Cask Finish
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Nov 2017 6:33 pm by ChrisJ
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

4 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1999 BD

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.06 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2018]  Just a quick review of a small sample.  Usually they do such strange finishes when the cask itself was exhausted and did not contribute much to the dram.  So I am rather cautious when I read "finished in whatsoever" - we will see...

    The colour is pale gold and the texture shows many small tears with slow legs.  The nose is quite punchy and offers ... not a lot.  Basically high proof alcohol, some barley sugars and a little wood (where is the rum?).  The whisky arrives in the mouth without any positive or negative impression - this is not a malt mouthfeel at all.  The taste is not impressive either, the flavours are very shy and hard to detect (maybe for people who like to play "hide-and-seek"?).  The finish is better:  Of medium length and with some nice sweet flavours - finally there are some rum aromas, gotcha!  Water does not help either - this stays a 18-years old with the character of a young child!

    My suspicion was proved by my palate:  The original cask was depleted and the spirit still is pretty raw even after 18 years of maturation (but if a cask is dead the whisky stays immature, regardless how long you wait...).  The rum finish was way too short to compensate for this, so all in all a dram to forget.  You can drink it, of course, but why should you?
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a great rumfinish, it's not too intrusive here
    he needs time and also tolerates water
    he is challenging and varied
    I like it but it is not for everyone
    • Nose
      Molasses, sweet, exotic fruit (mango?), Slightly chemical notes, slightly mineral, vanilla is stronger, slightly malt, cherries (dark), slightly earth

      with water: more molasses, more soil, overall darker, nutty, floral note, whole milk chocolate is coming, nougat comes out, more vanilla
    • Taste
      full and oily on the palate
      again extotic fruit, cherry, oak, dark fruits, vanilla, spicy, slightly caramel, slightly chemical touch, molasses comes, a minimal smoky note

      with water: softer, more fruity, more molasses, sweeter, more Rumeinfluss, something like chain oil or fat, chem. Note comes out more
    • Finish
      long
      spicy, warm, bitter

      with water: tart, spicy, bitter, molasses, herbs

  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

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