I confess, I’m not a very big fan of Glen Moray. More miss than hit in my experience. But when Liquid Art announces a release, I prick up my ears. Those guys know what they are doing. This 12 years old appeared mid-July 2020 with again a great piece of artwork on the label, this time from artist Peter Debruyne. I do wonder what happened with the rest of the cask as Liquid Art only released 94 bottles. It is a very pale liquid.
The nose is a veritable candy. Gooseberries, pineapple, banana, zespri and a floral note with some vanilla. There is also a mildly herbal, green touch to it that is pleasant. Nettles, ferns? Finally some perfume (not an off-note!), making it very summery. Good timing.
The body is fine – almost creamy – as is the strength. The alcohol is perfectly integrated, allowing you to concentrate of the fruit: banana, pineapple and gooseberries. Sure, it’s a bit one-dimensional, but also a very good representative of the style of this distillery and a lot better than the official release.
The finish is long – much longer than expected – and softly seasoned.
A very nice relax-whisky, to be poured while enjoying some pool time on holiday. But beware: dangerously quaffable. Only 89 EUR. Thanks for the sample, Bert.