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Overall rating
90.54/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB17980
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
301
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with Three Rivers Tokyo
Added on
10 Sep 2010 6:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 398.57

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1973 TWA

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.54 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Ingenious Bourbon barrel, which would have had to maintain only a little more of its fruitiness in the finish, then 1-2P would have been more even!
    • Nose
      Dragon fruit, tropical honey, what a dream, cinnamon, mango, some passion fruit, pear, pineapple, toffee, grape juice, fennel, cumin, turmeric, lemongrass
    • Taste
      Haribo Tropico, even more fruity than in the nose, more passion fruit, aniseed, candied ginger, macadamia nuts, grasses, pear, pineapple, toffee and tropical honey, turmeric and lemon grass
    • Finish
      Tick too bitter now, fennel, thyme, noticeably more oak here, long and dry-bitter

  2. whiskystore scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    smokey, elegant, fruity, deep old malty young and old.
    wow, is there any better, this one is fantastic.
    Thank you GannarN

  3. ChrisE scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    It's phenomenal on the nose, it's a bit different on the palate than expected but still great, and ends pretty spicy and herbal - definitely a very interesting journey - great!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Very fruity, tropical fruits and also dried fruits, pineapple, plum, mango, figs, passion fruit, brown sugar, little molasses, acacia honey, little tobacco, hints of toffee, chocolate, whiffs of vanilla - excellent!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Little punchy, oily, good sweetness, very fruity, peppery, ginger and lemongrass, honey, pineapple, banana, mango, tobacco, spices, little herbs - great!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, burning, more punchy, spicy, zesty, peppery, more herbal

  5. Zinni scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Definitely a very good malt. But for me it has too much wood influence (almost Virgin Oak-like). With water, the wood is pushed back a little and more overripe fruits appear.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring it is surprisingly alcoholic and out of round. So let it stand first ... still very tight after 20 minutes. Strong notes of fresh wood ... but everything else has a hard time. At some point, however, there are a few other flavors: vanillin, red apple, roasted almonds, orange zest, herbal bitters ... somehow it reminds me of a Manhattan.
    • Taste
      Very lively start, after a few seconds it becomes significantly calmer and starts drumming a little on the tongue. The taste is again very woody with a good portion of vanillin. Unfortunately a bit artificial.
    • Finish
      Glowing and long, quite sweet, it stays on the palate.

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Delicious, tropical then toffee Demerara honey vanilla candies fruits.

  7. notesofmalt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Glen Moray 1973 - 2010, 36 years, 53.1% alc. Bottler: The Whisky Agency (TWA) Extension: Ex-Bourbon barrel (single cask bottling) Region: Speyside, Scotland
    Nose: Starts spicy and deep with tropical fruits, including mango and dragon fruit. Pretty sweet aromas that are integrated into woody notes. Some malt and cereals, hay meadow. The vanilla floats in the background.
    Palate: Enormously creamy, dry at the back. Mouth-filling and intense. Malty, caramel and toffee, sweet cream.
    Finish: Long and intense, with a lot of oak towards the end. Otherwise like on the palate.
    Conclusion: not much to say .... cool part!
    91/100 points (tasted 2014, approx. 220 €)

  8. Whisky_Fan scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    The addition of water increases the fruit flavor. First this is an outstanding Glen Moray, second that was a first-class cask!
    • Nose
      After a few minutes breathe ripe mango fruits, sweetness, honey notes, light vanilla, fruit salad
    • Taste
      Intensiv, butter notes, fruit salad, sweetness, honey notes, malty, caramel notes, oily body
    • Finish
      Powerful start, malty, fruit salad, sweetness, honey notes, light vanilla, light wood notes, caramel notes, long finish

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