Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
08 years old
Oloroso Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
54.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Jun 2018 7:40 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.93

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64 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ruadh Moar 2009 MBl

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.55 points

  1. edhunter15 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The nose can convince me completely due to the rich sherry flavors in combination with the pleasant smoke and the interesting musty side. Here he reminds me somewhat of Ballechin because of the earthy-leathery notes. Because of the mustiness, I also have to think about Port Charlotte. The taste of the whisky then breaks down a bit by the bitterness and the alcoholic sharpness. Considering the price you get with this Ruadh Moar but a really delicious young malt that combines smoke with sherry presented.
    • Nose
      Wow! The first nose rushes straight forward with full sherry flavors forward. It shows a mouth-watering combination of sticky-sweet cherry and raspberry notes, liquid chocolate and old leather notes. So I usually only know full sherry maturation. At the same time, the sherry is pleasantly enveloped by a reserved but quite present earthy smoke. Although the cask strength is noticeable because of its young age, it is not unpleasant, but rather refreshing with ethereal mint flavors and herbal sweets. As time goes by, more musty and cheesy notes build up, which I often perceive at Port Charlottes with sherry or Weinfassreifung.
    • Taste
      Strong sherry and leather aromas are also present here. In addition, the oak comes through a little spicier. The smoke is again discreetly in the background with clearly earthy notes. Although the taste delivers all the flavors that I want from a rich sherry malt, the young age can not hide behind these notes.
    • Finish
      The finish is surprisingly dry and spicy compared to the nose and the taste. Dry to slightly bitter oak now remains on my tongue. The earthy smoky notes, the leather and the fruitiness are still coming through, but are for my taste a bit too dominated by the bitterness.

  2. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He was very different. I really liked it very much.
    • Nose
      Shining amber

      Jupp ... smoke. Immediately, a dry, musty smoky note comes out of the glass. I think of apricot jam. An earthy character lies behind it. Tart leather notes and a bit of dark chocolate. I still find kirsch and neat ginger. With a little time in the glass comes a really meaty note. Like roasting Sauerbraten. Laurel leaves and overripe mandarins.
    • Taste
      Sharp, smoky start. The sharpness is by no means the alcohol. Here pushes chili. Then come berries and again the roast. Neat spicy gravy. Herbe herbal mixture and again the scuffed leather. Old butter and dirty vanilla. Nevertheless, it creates an oily mouthfeel. And some plums and again the smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium. First, really spicy. Then comes walnut. Before it ends up really oily with cold smoke.

  3. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    dirty sherry, dark dried berries, dark fruit, dark chocolate, some tobacco, leather, some sweets, and really quickly there is the peat, the smoke, the salty smoked ham and quite a lot of it. finish is full of peat and some sherry notes. That is some young and feisty malt. If you like sherry and peat this is a dram to go for!

  4. Brennmeister scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. bikenerd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ruadh Maor Vs. Ruadh Moar? Who cares? :-)

  6. Paedi75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. drammelzee scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Best Glenturret I had so far. Dangerously drinkable at this age without adding water. The sherry cask finish is impeccable on this one. Every time I pour one it blows me away. Lovely stuff!

  8. CST1986 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This is a very solid peat and sherry mix from Glenturret, who seem to have a rather large output of peated spirit at the moment if you look at the multiple offerings from the indies.
    I did like this malt, but unfortunately the peat and sherry cocktail falls apart and gives way to some not-so-pleasant sulphury and rotten notes if you add water - hence I had to subtract some points from what is otherwise, if you drink it neat, a very competent sherried-Caol-Ila-contender. The oloroso finish certainly wasn't a bad choice for this malt, but you have to like leather and a very strong drink, because dilution kills the experience in this case.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Neat: Very good, on raisins covered in dark chocolate, chestnuts, treacle and sour cherries accompanied by a very present and lively peaty note. The combination of sherry and peat is evident by a rather strong leathery aroma which is very nice on some days, but on other days not really my cup of tea. It's interesting because there is no maritime aroma, no sea spray or smoked fish, but the peat is rather earthy and sooty.
      With water: This is not really working because the leathery note is now developing into something more diffuse and not very pleasant: old soap, overcooked brussel sprouts, used matches. Despite being cask strength this whisky is not a good swimmer.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Neat: Very punchy, sweet and sour. It begins with some strong cherry liqueur with chocolate and a bit of orange zest, always intermingled with earthy peat. In the developments salted almonds make their appearance which is nice. On the back of the palate there is some peppery spiciness which may be the youth of the distillate or the cask tannins but doesn't really do any harm.
      With water: No, thank you. It just isn't working with water. That very compact and punchy character you may enjoy when sipping this neat gives way to a diffuse and somehow artificial sweetness (artificial cherry flavoured mints) that just is not my cup of tea. Of course you should try it out yourself, it's just my opinion.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, on leather, pepper and cherries.

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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