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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 2001 SMWS 35.194
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points
- So quite complex and varied. In the nose very idiosyncratic and to me personally the finish is too bitter. But in the taste really great.
Black tea, salt, cherry, wood, grain and something towards sweat, as well as walnut, fir and sandalwood With water come vinous notes to light. And some cheese.
Lemon and orange. Then some honey and cereals. As well as a certain sharpness. In the background again the wine nuances.
Bitter and medium long. The orange is now blood orange. Also, the wood comes through more clearly, as well as bitter notes.
I always think SMWS code 35. signifies Linkwood, which happens to be situated on the other side of Elgin town.
N: Woody, earthy and characterful with notes on dark toffee and hints of coffee liqueur. Those 16 years begin to speak given time, the spirit clawing for some airplay away from the dominant cask.
T: Much like the previous Aberfeldy, it’s all cask. Blatant oloroso once again trashes the spirit and any distillery character attempts [if there were to be any]. The rubbery sherry is ultimately sulphury, softened only a touch by those 16 years of maturation.
F: Glenrothes-esque sherry finish moving down the caramel & chocolate biscuit route. A little sweet putty and caramel to conclude.
C: 16 years brings some delight against the backdrop of that overbearing wood influence.Scores a C[+]
- Notes from the website: https://www.smws.com/whisky/a-composition-in-wood
Issueprice (Dec. 2017): 59,80 GBP
"An interesting, unusual nose that got us animated and disputatious; it had a sweet and sour character (butterscotch, toffee and vinagre de Jerez) and lots of wood (salt and tobacco-infused wood panelling in an old ship). The palate had intense, dark sweetness (sticky medjool dates, manuka honey, moist ginger cake, cinder toffee, dark chocolate, blackcurrant jam). The reduced nose conjured a composition in wood – a single kumquat inside an orange box inside a tea-chest; eucalyptus, charcoal and a creosoted fence; also bourbon biscuit and malt extract sweetness. The palate now developed dry oak, dark chocolate lebkuchen and a vaguely medicinal note."