Glen Moray 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.43/100
votes
124
Whiskybase ID
WB117267
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Elgin Heritage
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
American & Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L812757A 13:39 2018/05/07
Barcode
5060116322170
Bottled for
25th Anniversary Whisky.de - Clubflasche 2018/2019
Market
de Germany
Added on
07 sep 2018 4:50 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.90

4 × in wishlist

124 × member ratings

383 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 15-year-old

25 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.43 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Color gold
    - a really good representative of the cheaper 15 J. Single Malts
    - slightly behind the Glen Moray 18 y. and behind
    Auchentoshan 18 y.
    - PLV: a good price at less than 50€
    • Nose
      Spicy strong, fruity, woody first impression
    • Taste
      quite spicy attack, retains a lot of volume and spice in the mouth, oak (but not very intrusive), fruity, the 46% is good for it
    • Finish
      powerful, medium-length finish;
      medium aftertaste [

  2. StephanB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. Obynapewno scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      First of all, alcohol, red wine, after a while oak, honey, freshness comes
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, apples, oranges, oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short - medium, spicy, apples, some wood

  5. PeterBlair scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Overall a smooth whisky with a rather weak body, but a flowery-sweet character.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Orange, geranium (floral element), cinnamon
    • Taste
      83 83
      Initially sweet, astringent, slightly bitter on the finish. Medium textured body but develops florally and richly full-bodied.
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length

  6. VB_Whisky scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

  7. aw-home scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Sherry fruit with spices, floral notes, honey and oak aromas.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry fruit with spices, liquorice, vanilla, vinous notes and oak aromas.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long with sherry fruit, spices, liquorice, vanilla and oak aromas.

  8. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Apricot, honey, apricot, pear, at first almost a bit like Julischka, then becomes more sour, floral and nutty
    • Taste
      80 80
      Light fruits and honey can be found again, oak, nuts, vanilla, tasty, nice beginner's painting, but not very complex
    • Finish
      80 80
      lots of oak and nuts, medium length

  9. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    ... the club bottle 2018/2019 from Whisky.de - there were definitely many better ones - but still - this Glen Moray is seen too badly in my opinion!
    It is uncomplicated, it is "palatable" and it is actually a good malt!
    [Color] = gold;
    the 46.0% looks very good on him, but also very slightly thinned down is not a fault ....
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, slightly sour, (green apples to apricots), clearly vanilla, some oak;
    • Taste
      nice start, fruity (apples, oranges), sherry, (milk) chocolate, vanilla, honey, increasingly spice, oak;
    • Finish
      to medium length with chocolate and (slightly bitter) oak!

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The sound when pouring the first dram was very unique due to the shape of the bottle. Unfortunately only at the first dram out of the bottle. It's a shame actually.
    • Nose
      Apricot, gooseberry, slightly dusty, some passion fruit, grasses, hay, flowering meadow, some honey, in the background also a few fermented fruits
    • Taste
      Apple, apricot, gooseberry, lime, grapefruit, some wood, some pepper

  11. Islay1815 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Gris scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    http://www.justanotherdram.com/notes/glen-moray-15yo-elgin-heritage.html
    • Nose
      At first glance, alcohol is fairly present. Green, caramelized apples are delicious and it reminds me of… Caramelized apple fritters from Chez Chen in Namur so it's pleasant. Does that speak to you? No? Well, me, and you'd better go for a ride, by the way. After a little aeration, notes of grapes are also felt. The touch of sherry is light.
    • Taste
      Alcohol is too present in the mouth, as with younger whiskys so clearly not very well integrated. It's not great because it puts aromas that are already little present. We still detect apples and grapes, but above all the oaky oak notes. Some dryness develops quickly in the mouth. It's not crazy ... It's a little more pleasant by adding 2-3 drops of water when we are still only at 46%.
    • Finish
      Relatively short (it is especially the dryness which persists in the mouth), on a touch of tobacco and dark chocolate.

  13. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Begins sherrytönig and overall quite modern due to the strong wood influence. Gradually red currant dessert apples follow, but they are surrounded again and again by the dry, spicy-smoky oak. Also some hazelnut. Only after some time, the typical malty-nutty character of Glen Moray opens up accompanied by cinnamon, vanilla and cocoa.
      With a little bit of water, it is much more typical with malted and nutty notes, floral accents and a fruitiness reminiscent of light raisins on a freshly taken apple pie.
    • Taste
      Wonderful start with richly rusty oak, reddened nuts, lots of malt, delicate sherry tones and red, crumbly dessert apples. In the background cinnamon and allspice.
      With some water nuttier and malty. Gradually follows a grape sugar-like fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Long, very sweet with nuts, oak, malt and dark chocolate.

  14. craide scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very nice sherry malt. Not no less. Is actually quite good drinkable but unfortunately a little too flat for me.
    Good to have tried, but it does not have to be more.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Slightly spicy with a kind of sweetish sweetness. A few fruit notes like bananas are coming through. This sweetness remains mainly in the foreground. Some caramel and vanilla are still there. Over time, it becomes more pleasant as far as this artificial sweetness is concerned.
      Alcohol is very well integrated for my Geschamck.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft and light. Again, sweet with some orange and a slightly spicy mint. Unfortunately it gets a bit bitter. Now a few nuts are added. Everything not very intrusive. He is easy to drink. 46% alcohol is probably the better choice than the standard 40%.
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length, slightly spicy, slightly bitter, more on the woody side.

  15. domani scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    A rather simple and simple knit malt with a certain wine structure. Certainly a good entry-level whisky without overstraining, fulfills its purpose as a club bottle - 11.05.2019
    • Nose
      My first thought is in the direction of detergent or soap, the whisky has a pithy sprintigen break, some citrus fruit and sawdust, with time it opens and becomes increasingly nutty-sweet and develops a certain wine structure, unique aromas are hardly interpretable and also after a long time, only the citrus note and the sawdust on a wine basis remain, a very one-dimensional picture
    • Taste
      Slightly cooling, woody, creamy, the alcohol is also poorly integrated and tingles sharply on the tongue, raspberry, wild berry spritzer, red spumante wine, the bitter aromas are applied, here the picture of the nose continues and it remains relative flat and without expression
    • Finish
      medium

  16. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a solid malt that offers nothing special
    the 46% do it well and are well buried compared to the normal 40%
    I find it delicious but the bitterness can be disturbing for others
    an easy-drinking dram
    • Nose
      at first very restrained, then earthy, slightly sherry, sweet, slightly vanilla
      later caramel and so fresh sharpened pencil
    • Taste
      soft and light on the palate
      Malt, spicy and becomes more, slightly oak and is becoming stronger, slightly roasted aromas
      later very (earthy) nutty, bittersweet chocolate, bitterness from freshly sharpened pencil
      I once had such a salad gurkennote
    • Finish
      medium to long
      slightly sherry, bitter, very spicy, tart, espresso beans, oak becomes more

  17. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2019] This bottle is the equivalent for the so-called "club membership fee" of whisky.de what is nothing else than a smart customer loyalty program (you get 5 per cent off all purchases as long as you are a "member" with an annual fee of 50 Euro which includes such an annual club bottle for free).

    Of course, these are not the greatest bottlings of all (what do you expect for less than 50 Euro) but one has to take into account that such releases have to suit the taste of thousands of different taste buds. In that sense, it is okayish - not more, not less...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is amber and the nose offers a typical modern "designed" profile of sweet winey aromas in a strong and spicy wooden setting. Not much left of the malt itself except the barley sugars - this is very simple, but not bad at all.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is what can be expected from the nose: just two-dimensional on winey and wooden flavours. The woods grow stronger towards the finish and turn the whole setting rather bitter which is not to my liking. After some chewing more barley sugars are released that sooth this bitterness somewhat.
    • Finish
      81 81
      The dram arrives rather unimpressive in the mouth with a minor coating and a minor drying feeling (tannins). The finish is long and remains mainly on the bitter-astringent tannic side. No new impressions are added - like so often with these "designed" whiskies. Water does neither change the profile nor does it release any significant additional aromas or flavours. But the bitterness vanishes to a certain degree - that is why I prefer this dram somewhat reduced to about 40% abv.

  18. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      72 72

  19. Myst111 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Reminds me of a J. Walker Blend. Rather monotonously flat and bitter notes at the end. Absolutely enjoyable, but I would not buy him.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Hard to smell, as very flat and balanced as a blend. Some smoke in the background and with good will a little sherry.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Flat, sweet, bitter oak
    • Finish
      77 77
      Long and bitter with lots of wood

  20. Ed Radour scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  21. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quite drinkable, if you sip it is also good for sniffing, he does not want to be dissected or overly analyzed, a small sip - verriechen and empty in not too small sips, I just like the citrus flavors on the palate not so special, he has false notes I do not find it either, metallic or sprittig, as a gift I would probably empty it, definitely not buy it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First acidic fresh toilet stone art lemon - not quite as intense as the Allachie 18 but a similar note, then a nutty sherry sweet, now it looks significantly more valuable, sweet and full of wood.

      After a few minutes in the glass, he gets a light Hefeteignote, becomes mineral, the citrus notes are more inharmonious.
      After the first sip he gets much better. The lemon becomes round and very pleasant, oak fills the nose in the background with volume, wax, furniture polish, some black tea, orange, nutmeg
    • Taste
      84 84
      Lemon, mint, lemon drop, stone powder, slight bitterness, slightly nutty
    • Finish
      83 83
      mineral, mint, tree sap, cooling, light oak wood

  22. Noface83 scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Successful Glen Moray with 46% neat aroma and offers more than the "normal" 15er. Good standard but certainly not a big hit and one of the worse club bottlings. For me as Glen Moray fan nevertheless good and price just barely acceptable.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Sweet, fruity and slightly tingling is the first impression. It is not easy to tickle anymore. He seems a bit closed or very balanced. But Glen Moray is unmistakable with slightly sourish apples, honey sweetness and a light spicy nut note. The sherry portion brings in a grape sweetness.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Strong, tingling but round and supple at the same time. Only dextrose and sour apple rings then hits the wood with bitter oak and vanilla. Some caramel and old baked apples soften that slightly.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The best is the finish (if you like wood ^ ^) - long, intense and dry woody. Much bitter notes with chocolate and some honey. A great mix of sherry sweetness and old oak. However, the bitter aromas dominate and that could certainly scare off many.

  23. Murxus scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The pronounced metallic bitterness is obvious even after the third attempt. Blind I would have typed as the cause of a younger Grain.

  24. opsin scored this whisky 71 points Member Senior

    All in all, not a bad substance, but in my opinion not really good. Solid whisky. For the price (currently about 50 euros) I know personally but better whiskys.
    • Nose
      72 72
      On the nose spice cake and forest honey. The alcohol is easy to hear. Unfortunately, the 2 quite pleasant flavors are rather flat. Secondary flavors are not noticeable.
    • Taste
      66 66
      The taste is soft and round. An elegant start of the alcohol is to taste. The taste is round and caramel. But also rather mild here.
    • Finish
      75 75
      The finish is medium long chocolate and long oak.

  25. Maltimex scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      71 71
      Alcohol flows into the nose, followed by notes of unripe green apples. After the description should follow "sherried oak, butter toffee and delicate smoke" - I'm just wondering where these flavors should be. Some bitter almond can be associated with time.
    • Taste
      69 69
      The malt starts with tingling on the tongue and can not spread oiliness or a creamy feeling; he seems immature, evidenced by the alcohol, which is not well integrated, and it follows bitterness. What were these barrels? The color promises more; Once again: you should not rely on that. "Full bodied", yes, the alcohol beats through, so does the bitterness; "sweet", maybe something - in the distance. Overall flat, alcoholic and thin. Also sherry casks should have been used for the maturation ... Maybe the malt rolled in it in re-refill barrels. 15 years ... ten maybe you would still type.
    • Finish
      68 68
      "Long and rich" - long yes, because the bitterness does not fade away too quickly, lingers and disturbs. Point.

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