This bottle stands between 89-90, but since the label is quite lovely, I might just give it the benefit of the doubt.
On the nose, baskets of fresh fruits, citrus and marmalade. With time and water, whip cream, caramel and loads of cream cakes. Hints of orange and cream soda also develop. An extremely refreshing and clean nose. Some kind of fruit bomb.
From the palate, it is apparent that this is matured in a first fill bourbon cask. Vanilla ice cream in the foreground. Salted creme brûlée then develops. Slight hint of mint also appear on the side. All these profiles delivered in just the right manner. A class act.
The finish is long, warm, and lingers with notes of dark chocolate and maritime flavours.
I've always been quite fond of Glen Moray but this has opened my eyes as I have never had such a young Glen Moray. Although this is very different from the style of Glen Moray produced in the 60s (60s Glen Moray were really nectar of the Gods), this bottling outshines many modern bottlings from the distillery. I have nothing but praise to the team who selected this cask for Mizunara!