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Glen Moray 15-year-old

Overall rating
81.28/100
votes
114
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

114 × member ratings

349 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 15-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.28 points

  1. Maltimex scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. VB_Whisky scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

  6. aw-home scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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

  10. Islay1815 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

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