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Glen Moray 2006

Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB170599
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 1
Vintage
29.08.2006
Bottled
10.09.2020
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Casks
Number of bottles
1248
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Edition 1
Barcode
5060116323917
Bottled for
UK Exclusive
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
23 nov 2020 2:10 pm by erwinnlim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 119.94

44 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

171 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 2006

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Great - the best Glen Moray I've had this year (and I've had some ^^) - the best comes at the end. But you should be a little on these dirty wine notes to be able to fully enjoy it. But unlike many other bottlings of this type, these are not dominant but only support the creamy and chocolaty basic profile. The light salt-karemall note and the oak seasoning top the whole thing up for a great dram. But it is almost too pleasant and drinkable again ^^
    • Nose
      89 89
      What a nice nose and the alcohol is noticeable but very well integrated. A touch of sulfur, honey over milk chocolate, vanilla and salt fudge - it smells very creamy and sweet. The fruit flavors go in the direction of pears and peaches soaked in alcohol. Oak can also be clearly felt - rather old oak from wine cellars and a nice flavor
    • Taste
      92 92
      What a nice creamy texture and a slight tingling of alcohol. Lots of dark honey and chocolate, a pinch of grape sugar and woodruff effervescent powder. The delicious salt caramel and vanilla can be seen again on the nose. The note of light dirt / sulfur is now missing. To the rear, the oak shows up again with a pleasant warm but not spicy combination of spices (looks like North African spiced coffee)
    • Finish
      90 90
      The start is dominated by the wood paired with a creamy sweetness. But now there are more fruit flavors (peach) and the sulfur is now back to support. It now lines the mouth and throat with a really fine chocolate aroma. The sweetness becomes drier and the aromatic spices flash again at the end. Dry, chocolaty and woody it slowly comes to an end. Medium to long.

      ADDENDUM !!! If the bottle has been open for a few weeks and there is already some air in the bottle, the sulfur gets stronger and stronger - but I certainly like that not everyone can get something out of it. A little water brings out the old aromas but the sulfur remains omnipresent.

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In a nutshell, full of deep rich honey and dark roasted hazelnuts. This is very, very good. The influence of the Sauternes casks brings lovely thick, dense sweetness along with a touch of acidity that resonates perfectly with my palate. I'll be adding another bottle (or two) of this to the collection shortly. Value (£70) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Sweet treacle and sticky toffee pudding. Sweet dates and poached pears covered in butter and caramel sauce. A dollop of cream and Manuka honey. Pecan pie and buttered cinnamon buns. A squeeze of golden syrup. Dark chocolate and some roasted coffee. Vanilla comes through. Apples in cinnamon and a light ginger hit. Toasted hazelnuts. Some dark berries as well along with sweet figs. I get a light sense of sulphur here, like freshly struck matches but nothing overwhelming. Light cooling menthol. A slight alcohol burn on deep inhalation but nothing suggesting that it is almost 60% ABV.
    • Taste
      Here it really shines, thick and mouth coating in texture. Dark sweet Manuka honey and Muscovado sugar. More dark chocolate and espresso notes come forward. Toffee with a dash of salt intensifying flavour. Sweet and sour berries come through with more peaches, leaving a touch of acidity. More buttered caramel. Orange marmalade and touch of vanilla dusted with cinnamon and cloves. The tannins then come through with black pepper spice here along with some drying tobacco. There's quite a noticeable chilli hit too behind the sweetness.
    • Finish
      That mouth coating texture on the palate really lengthens the finish I think. More wood tannin led here with some more drying spice. That said all that sweetness from the palate almost sticks to the teeth and keeps on going. More salt sprinkled over butterscotch and dark chocolate. A lovely warming finish with candied ginger and orange peels.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I can only underline a lot of what Noface83 wrote. A few minimal prints in the nose, which may become even more complex after a longer opening. Otherwise coherent from front to back, with corners and edges without looking boring. Almost eternal finish and a perfect balance of the Sauternes influence. Ok i like gm But even so, that's very neat. The Moray also had to be in the bottle. It's not even the wood, but the sweetness, which is almost too much for me. I don't have sulfur, rather some old vegetables, but that can also refer to sulfur ... In any case, not disturbing for me.

  4. TonySoprano scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Initially, I actually gave my colleague 89 points. It had a slightly dirty match note back then. I thought that was great.

    Now, after breathing a lot of time in the sample bottle, I've tried it again. I like to keep great whiskys a little longer. It was a bad idea.

    The whisky has become absolutely inedible. Egg fart, sewage treatment plant, sewer. Call it what you want, it's unbearable.

    I advise anyone who has this bottle at home: drink it quickly. The comrade tips over and the sulfur note simply covers everything.

    What a shame about the originally delicious whisky.

    By the way, 75 points is an average for me based on the original 89 points. Without the prior knowledge of how it once tasted, I would give it 50.

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Exactly my thing, great aftertaste, you like to wait for the next sip and linger a bit.
    • Nose
      Yikes, that starts well, nice and dirty, dense, roasted aromas, of course also sweet, grape-like, just as I like the Sauternes influence, totally creamy, marzipan, orange, freshly sliced bread, very nutty, Hanuta, I like it
    • Taste
      Oily, continues exactly where the nose left off, fat, nutty, sweet, light roasted aromas, orange, chocolate, marzipan, also cinnamon, this adds a slight spiciness, great mouthfeel, alcohol well integrated, you can do it without water drink
    • Finish
      Ui, and here it really starts, the roasted aromas explode, super nutty, pure Hanuta, still slightly fruity on the palate, light acidity, very smooth, long-lasting

  6. Don Cassi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At first the nose surprises with sulfur and burnt matches. Behind this, some dark caramel and light pastry notes (butter caramel/rum aroma) appear. From time to time an association fights its way to Malaga or Metaxa.

    A nice, soft sweetness spreads out in the mouth, but the alcohol occurs relatively quickly, but is still very well integrated.

    In the finish, the matches and the caramel from the nose mix with spicy espresso notes and sweet raisins.
    Length: 6/10

    All in all, very intense Sauternes maturation, which is unusual due to the sulfur note and the spiciness, which, apart from the matches, is strongly reminiscent of pastries.

    Note 1-

  7. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Alcohol is strong, but it tastes strong and sweet

  8. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Completely overloaded thing, sweet as sugar, especially the finish knocks you out. Enjoyed carefully in small portions, it is definitely a pleasure, but after half the glass it was actually enough for me.

    Since most of them write about heavy sulfur after some time in their reviews, I'll let the open sample stand for a few weeks and then see what's up.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very dense and intense. A big load of nuts, caramel, slightly salty, very sweet, sulfur (sort of like a match), honey, vanilla, blueberries, fermented apple comes across as dirty. The alcohol is super integrated.

      With water, the whisky becomes clearer and brighter and more fruity.
    • Taste
      89 89
      You notice the almost 60%, but still very soft, almost creamy. Some oak, lots of honey and milk chocolate, almost uncomfortably sweet. In addition salted caramel and slightly spicy. One also thinks to taste sweet dessert wine.

      With only 3 drops of water, the whisky becomes incredibly mild, you can no longer feel the high alcohol strength, but it still remains very aromatic.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is quite long, sweet wine, with very intense sweetness, very light oak and honey. That's great.

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    12.12.2021
    • Nose
      Nuts, brittle, roasted almonds, caramel, honey, apricot, peach, orange, tangerine, lemon, reminds me a bit of these softcakes, in between them also a bit bitter (that's what bothers me when it becomes too dominant - it fits here), some herbs in the background
    • Taste
      Peach, apricot, some earth, a few herbs, then it turns into caramel, nuts, tangerine, orange, lemon

  10. the_muskox scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Wow, not a fan. It's the least Sauternes-y Sauternes-cask whisky I’ve ever had. The golden flood of honey I love in Sauternes-matured whiskies is reduced to a slow trickle. It comes across more like a very sweet sherry cask. Aside from that, it’s not that sulfury, the mouthfeel is nice, and there are some good flavours in here. I'm apparently not a fan of the "dirty wine notes" cited here.
    • Nose
      Tart dark winey fruit, darker than I expected. Big fig (OOOOOOOO!), cherry soda, red apples, maple taffy. Fresh wood – pencils, sawn logs, walnut. Yeasty malt and dried ginger. A little dirty, too, as there’s a bit of sulfur. Pouring a little more into the glass, I’m now getting a bit of a tropical note and some browned butter. Finally, after sitting with this for an hour, there’s a little bit of honey.
    • Taste
      Thick oily texture. Tart orchard fruit and sulfur up front, along with some warm shortbread and preserved citrus peels. Dirty malt and moderate sulfur on the development, kind of cooked-cabbage-y. Caramel chocolates and key lime pie. Raspberry jam and salted butter on toast.
    • Finish
      Honey-drizzled peach, tart rhubarb, blackberry. Vanilla crème and salted caramel. Earthy and sufurous.

  11. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. andrii_nahornyi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's hard giving a score less then the avarage. But I think this whisky is.. you love it or not.... In my opinion it really has an off note which some would find alluring. For me this is overburnt vegatable. Also some detergent on the palate and sulphur. Overall for me 6/10

  16. MasterMork scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. SRB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  18. Simon Stood did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    22.5-22.5-22-22.5 = 89.5
    I love sauternous finishes, always fresh sweetness, like lemonade, only denser

  19. man2392 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sherry, figs, raisins, plum pudding, liquorice and a light smoke
    Palate: stone fruits with a slightly sour note- bit sulphuric
    Finish: sugar plums and fuchsia, slightly reminiscent of laundry detergent

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

  20. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Zero Sauternes wine which has long since been integrated into the whisky. This is ALL about the French oak casks & the spirit only plays a supporting role. Nose is fantastic, middle is good with a lovely balance of sweetness (maybe will open up with time?), finish short and bitter.

    For the nose alone, this Whisky is one to get before all the bottles are sold and the flippers gauge the 2nd market.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Irish, very Yellowspot, Or mature Calvados: Above all else fresh sawn French oak (Limousin?), then apricot, armagnac, gentle warm spices, sweet winter wrinkled apples, coconut gorse flowers. Ancient calvados, but never whisky.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Now it's whisky, +25% water to tame the alcohol burn. The oak opens out, interesting to spot the differences between this French oak and more usual Bourbon (or Sherry) oak. Sweet chestnut honey with zero Sauternes flavour, very little Speyside character.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Surprisingly fiery, slight bitterness (saffron?) and sour oak. Best have another sip.

  21. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  24. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 22 87

    good release in wine barrels, quite a beautiful berry nose and taste, it tastes strong but in small sips it is quite normal to test and drink, and then a long dry aftertaste, beauty!

  25. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Contrary to expectations, it tastes like whisky. A very good whisky. With pistachios. A bit sharp on the palate though.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  26. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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