Glen Moray 2006 Curiosity

Overall rating
85.09/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB159481
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Madeira Cask Project
Vintage
26.05.2006
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Madeira Cask
Number of bottles
1468
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060116323481
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
01 jun 2020 11:09 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 76.77

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47 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 2006 Curiosity

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.09 points.

  1. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rich. Complex. The spirit and cask work in perfect harmony. The nose is very engaging, and the palate and finish don't disappoint either. There's white chocolate, milk chocolate, marzipan, rich vanilla, malts, ripe orchard fruits, pepper, herbs, earth. It is sweet but not overly so, and has enough earthy notes to provide a nice balance. The texture is wonderfully silky. Delicious and decadent.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Very weak whisky for 13 years, although the wine is already felt, but not like Madeira, and the whisky itself is still young, fresh and not harvested.
    I am disappointed. Madeira is not here, as well as the usual reddish tint.
    For 13-year-old whisky, the rating requirements should be higher!
    20 19 18 18
    • Nose
      Dry. wine, raisins, heavy brew, duchesse, hot spices, dustiness, cream soda
      Saturation 5 out of 10
    • Taste
      Sweet, beer, sharp, burning and prickly. bitter, fruity-creamy, cream-soda.
      There is, of course, both wine and dryness.
      Sweetness 8 out of 10
      Saturation 8 out of 10
    • Finish
      Virtually none. This is not the finish line. but rather just a residual taste. There is almost no woodiness, it is somewhere very far away.

  3. jan.berg scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    Colour: dark gold
    Viscosity: medium
    Dram: undiluted

    Conclusion:
    The Glen Moray can't really convince me, although I'm actually a fan of this distillery.
    In the nose and in the taste it is too sharp for me, even if the alcohol content is not particularly high. I miss that creamy sweetness with the bright fruitiness that Madeira casks often bring.
    Otherwise it is not an aroma monster and very one-dimensional. So I'm glad I only had one sample.

    100-95: Exceptional whiskies
    80-94: Top whiskys
    50-79: standard whiskys
    0-49: flops
    • Nose
      71 71
      The malt is very biting on the nose at first, you can feel a slight stinging, once the first alcoholic attack has gone, there is a nice sweetness paired with a fruitiness, sweetened ripe pineapple, overripe banana, freshly squeezed white grape juice, fresh kiwi , physalis, butter popcorn, something mineral like fresh rain on slate, freshly baked biscuit dough, slightly herbal notes, thyme, milk chocolate, something musty after a dusty cellar, slight ginger spiciness, something cooling on the nose, reminiscent of menthol
    • Taste
      69 69
      Buttery and creamy onset of butter popcorn and shortbread, the taste is still sharp, fruity notes of physalis can be recognized in the background, overripe banana, dry mineral mouthfeel of a dry Riesling, at the same time a bit bitter of dark chocolate, espresso, slightly spicy ginger
    • Finish
      70 70
      The finish is medium-long, becoming very dry and slightly bitter after dark chocolate, espresso, but also vanilla and buttery after vanilla crescents, slightly nutty after pecans, almonds and hazelnuts

  4. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Smell: sweetish base tone, apricot, dec. Eucalyptus, malty, open wrought, fine vanilla note, toffee, ripe, squeezed apple, Williams pear, German. Honey note, overall more on the "brightly happy" side ...

    Taste: here, too, a sweetish basic tone, present, tingling alcohol with German. Wood spice, including again yellow fruits, light chocolate in the background, German. Hop note in the medium. reverberation

    Color: Dtl. brightening copper, medium WR, of course

    Conclusion: Not super complex, and overall a bit too present alcohol - but very entertaining and once again a sipper who shows what is possible for a manageable tariff at Glen Moray - I like to leave the standard range from Elgin on the shelf. ..

    Color 3/3, nose 4/5, palate 2.5 / 3, balance 2/3, structure 2.5 / 3, reverberation 2.5 / 3 - total 16.5 / 20 points

  5. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 904: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqU6Va_pfuA (85/100).

    "It's quite simple and it's quite delightful."

  6. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  7. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  8. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  9. Thoma scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. craide scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pure Madeira barrel. Very intense malt that doesn't seem to be over the top.
    But of course it also looks a bit one-dimensional. But very good to drink with well-integrated alcohol.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Easy, soft and very sweet beginning. Honey, toffee, vanilla and lots of light fruits such as apricots, pears and ripe bananas. Makes the impression of syrup. Full malty grain mixes with it. In the background some caramelized popcorn. Great sweet and fruity nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Again a very sweet and fruity start. Looks a little watery at first.
      Then slightly tingling spiciness, light spiciness. A bit of wood, honey, muesli with oat flakes, develops into a creamy, oily fruit syrup with an artificial fruit sweetness that subsides a little. Some cocoa and milk chocolate are forming in the background.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, fruity, spicy, slightly woody with spices. Honey sweetness emerges again.

  11. Dietemann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: pear drops, lime sherbet, cloves, oranges and garam masala
    Palate: sweet and spicy- lychees, red chilli and mango
    Finish: warming spice
    Richer and creamier with water along with stone fruits on the palate

    Tasted blind with the North East Whisky Appreciation Society and brand ambassador Ian Allen.

  13. erwinnlim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A lovely, sweet and light dram. The Madeira casks left an incredible influence on the nose. I imagine at cask strength this would have been incredible. However, it is very well balanced and is a very drinkable dram. Coming back to this a couple months later I'm liking it more and more. Value (£60) : 7/10
    • Nose
      Lovely syrupy sweet nose. I get sticky toffee, apricots, poached pears, banoffee pie. Huge honey sweetness. Bright lemon and big on vanilla. Peach syrup and boozy sultanas. Loads barley sugar and honeyed cereals. Quite floral as well. Some subtle dried figs and ginger warmth. A touch of milk chocolate. Cooling eucalyptus around the end.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied but still quite rich. My first impression is that it seems to has lost that thick syrupy sweetness that was so present on the nose and now has a more winery acidic tone to it. That said, it is still quite pleasant with more toffee, malty cereal and green bananas. It's still has loads of honey. A dollop of cream and lovely milkiness. Green pears and clementines. Caramel milk chocolate. More ginger spice. The alcohol is very well integrated. Extremely easy to drink.
    • Finish
      Medium to long in length and slightly drying. Honeyed vanilla and pears return. Barley sugars again. Now a buttery banana note persists. A whiff of creme caramel and barley water. A touch of ginger heat and oak spice alongside cinnamon and clove.

  14. JHTFlowers scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A very soft whisky. My bottle is about 80% full and was opened a month ago. At this point on its journey of oxidation, I get spice and strong artificial fruit flavoring like isoamyl acetate. This "artificial" note is quite forward and the main reason for a lower score. I hope this will improve as it oxidizes and probably won't pour a dram for awhile because of said note.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. StephanB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whisky, without corners and edges. Good but not excellent, because in the end I lack the complexity.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: because of the alcohol strength, the malt does not need water, it is just a little weak in the mouth and finish on the chest anyway. It gets even thinner with a little water, but also shows oranges and citrus notes. I would leave the water out

    Conclusion: A beautiful Madeira barrel whisky. His nose convinces me very much, and these Indian spices make him really interesting. But in terms of taste and finish he disappointed me because of the lack of power
    • Nose
      88 88
      lightly burnt caramel, figs, chocolate, behind it the malty basic character of the distillery, overripe pear, subtle Indian spices (yellow curry), sea buckthorn, roi bush
    • Taste
      85 85
      soft and almost too soft start, great but not too strong sweetness, cocoa, figs and well balanced oak flavor
    • Finish
      85 85
      maximum medium length with intense sweetness, reminiscent of maple syrup, the oak is there, but is hardly bitter at the back

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