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Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX Finish

Overall rating
86.87/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Edition
Vintage
2010
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Bourbon / PX Finish
Casknumber
999/7
Number of bottles
640
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2018 2:30 pm by Vassago Clynelish
UncoloredChillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX Finish

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.87 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2018] I had a dram during an exclusive tasting session at Glen Moray distillery. They said this is 100 per cent peated malt with a 3.5 years PX finish.

    As with all the other drams of this tasting I have the impression that the Glen Moray whisky did not really integrate with the finishes very well - it seems as if the different aromas and flavours fight each other. But why do distilleries known for subtle and light Speyside drams produce heavily peated stuff - everyone knows that you need a powerful and characterful malt (like Ardbeg or Lagavulin produces) to create a balanced profile with heavy peat levels (is this greed or desperation?). As a drinker I never ever will buy a bottle of such failed experiments regardless of the price tag (that is anyway way too high for a 7-years old)...
    • Nose
      81 81
      All three different characteristics of this nose: malty-peaty-sherry aromas somehow fight each other. This is a very unbalanced and even somewhat immature nosing experience, I do not like it at all (despite there are no obvious off-notes)!
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is sweet (sherry), bitter (woods) and ashy (mainland peat) as if you chew a sugar-glazed half-burned wood that is a leftover from your last bonfire. Interesting but not really tasty - at least the flavours are much better arranged than with the nose...
    • Finish
      82 82
      The mouthfeel is warming, a little hot and somewhat coating with a very drying-astringent ending. The finish is of medium length with a quite bitter (tannins, tobacco) and drying-astringent (tannins, ashy) profile what is a bad combo according to my taste buds. Water improves the dram because it reduces the drying-astringent notes - I like it best at about 46% abv. This is good for two additional points in the finish.

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Glen Moray and Rauch works really well. The Peated Port was great and it is in no way except that it is simply too expensive.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Spicy, slightly peppery smoke (very aromatic), lots of malt (fresh malt mash), extreme sherry sweetness (sweet red fruit) but also some ginger. Young and edgy with hearty smoke and sweet sherry influence.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Uih is the sweet - PX sherry is extremely noticeable, plus a lot of malt and warm campfire smoke and back nice black pepper. Really warm - like a fruit punch at the Christmas market with some cinnamon / chilli as a warming spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The pepper note runs through the whole finish, again this warming aromatic smoke. Then comes some bitter wood and ginger again but the sweetness comes through quickly in this medium-long finish. Now has something of warm English fruit cake.

  3. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Part of a vTasting with Iain Allen

    2010- oldest peated stock, created for Label 5 Blend.
    45ppm- currently laid down as 52ppm- Aberdeenshire peat
    Same batch of PX as 1998 PX- 4 years bourbon, 4 years PX

    Nose- sea breeze, crushed sheels, lavender and bath salts
    Palate- plum and stewed fruits, sherry, smoke and paprika

    With water, becomes more savoury BBQ rub, bacon jam

  4. Tuboo scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Really not a fan of this. Nothing seems delicate or rounded. The peat has an acidity and almost acrid taste about it. Almost synthetic. Reminded me a lot of the mackmyra svensk rok. Subtle px sweetness which for once I wish had overpowered the peat. Not for me.

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, impressive whisky, with an excellent balance of sherry and smoky shades.
    • Nose
      Juicy, moderately smoky, with bright sherry echoes, with a mint note and shades of old skin and wool in the distance. Cool!
    • Taste
      Sweet-smoked and at the same time salty, pepper, with berry nuances.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, light, measured, penetrated by shades of dried fruits, candied berries and spices, with soft phenols.

  6. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The peat tastes like Jura peat which I dislike a lot.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Ainulindale scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A very coppery look gives room for a very smooth yet strong dram. Very balanced between peat & the sherry. Would definitely get another one.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat & spices, very rich, oaky, hint of pear and background of tobacco leaves
    • Taste
      89 89
      Starts with the peat, builds up to dark chocolate and finishes on christmas cake/spices on a layer of tobacco
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very smooth peat smoke letting room for the dark chocolate underneath

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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