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Glen Moray 1998

Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB192712
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Warehouse 1
Vintage
07.12.1998
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Barolo Finish
Number of bottles
853
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Edition 3
Bottled for
UK Exclusive - Small Batch
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
29 sep 2021 10:29 pm by kyle1989
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 168.67

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20 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1998

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nose
    Spicy, with oriental spices. That's how I know Glen Moray - but then there is also a big sweetness - syrup, marble cake and a lot of dark forest honey. Yummy! Chocolate cake, still warm and with a liquid core. Perfectly integrated alcohol and interesting complexity with the aromas that play here between spicy and sweet. Caramel fudge, dried plums and some cinnamon. The sweetness tends to increase over time and then shows some red wine with tannins and tart aromas.

    taste
    Tart and spicy than the nose, with the oriental spices and a little oak - slightly bitter. Well integrated alcohol, but no longer perfect - slight heat and a little pepper on the tongue. I hardly find any sweets anymore. Herbs and Ricola sweets - now there is also some spicy honey sweetness. Interesting! Menthol and mint, with spicy, sweet cough drops. Again some cinnamon and new leather and cigar scent.

    Exit
    Long, and like if you had sucked a Ricola bonbon - sweet but also herbal-minty with menthol and mountain herbs. Lingers in the mouth for a long time, with liquorice and Jägermeister.
    only slightly sweet, especially tart and spicy.

    Conclusion
    Interesting malt, which I like best on the nose. Delicious and complex, there is something to discover here, but the Ricola note is a little too strong for me.
    N-89, T-87, F-85 for unbalanced 87 points
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Great old-matured malt with a clear wine barrel influence, but without completely overpowering the basic character. Much better than the old port finishes but still very marginal in price. The alcohol is perfectly integrated and that is really something for the relaxed evening when you feel like an Italian-inspired dessert. But as described below, you should bring some time and affection with you.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Deep notes of toffee, lots of oak, malty and floral basic character. A little fig and apricot are added as fruit notes. Lots of "old" flavors - cigar box, old oak and chocolate (surprisingly more like whole milk with a hint of vanilla).
      You should give it time - it's worth it - now there are also heavy, sweetish wine notes and berry fruits. In addition, the chocolate is getting stronger and stronger. A very deep and dignified drop that requires time and affection.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full-bodied and surprisingly sweet with caramel and berries, red wine cake, a bit warming and peppery but not alcoholic, bitter herbs - almost like a mulled wine with a dash of Jägermeister. Uih - unlike what you would expect from the nose, it is really good.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Heavy red wine notes and red fruits give way to chocolate and heavy oak. The finish is medium-long and very dry. A dusty mouth lined with wood remains but a certain malty / chocolaty sweetness is still there.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    be careful with water
    quite OK but too expensive
    • Nose
      the typical wine mustiness for me, red berries, oak, sweet, minimal chemical notes, red wine, late fishy?
      with water: earthy, cucumber water?, a note I can't name

      from the 1920s: tingly, musty, red mushy berries, sweet, mini nutty, mulled wine, mini leather
      with water: vanilla ice cream, earthy, mini sulphur
    • Taste
      soft, silky, oily
      tart!!, red wine, tannins, liquorice, red wine gum, more oak, spicy, dark caramel (light)

      with water: softer, oak!!, herbal candy, liquorice comes
    • Finish
      long
      tart, warm, late brown banana

      with water: very spicy

  4. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty. Sometimes a bit dry. But that was to be expected with a wine barrel finish. I had a lot of fun with this sample!

    Full review, alongside six other whisky from Speyside region: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/02/17/noch-mehr-speyside-im-glas-2/

  5. ThorstenH scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Wood notes on the nose, some caramel and marzipan. Unfortunately, time in the glass had no other positive effect on me.
    Today 2nd dram ... and a herbal tea shines towards me, what a change. 2 points less
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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