Glen Moray 1990 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 oct 2013 5:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.50

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Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 1990 DT

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.12 points.

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I liked it a lot. At the beginning it has funny notes in its nose. But even without these notes it is a delicious malt. It has a lot of power in the mouth.
    Beautiful and expressive malt from the bourbon barrel.
    • Nose
      Naturally cloudy apple juice and apple cider. Yellow gooseberry. Some rotten wood. A little rose blossom cheese. Heather. There are also a couple of daisies. Green tea with lots of rock sugar. Marzipan. Wood oil. A couple of dashes of citrus.
      After a few sips, the cheese and daisies are almost gone.
    • Taste
      It comes across as strong, but not uncomfortable. Forest honey. Khaki. Molasses. Orange jam. Again floral-grassy notes. Then comes the wood and first some salivation before it gets drier.
    • Finish
      Becoming dryer. Cinchona bark. Dry oak. Nuts.

  2. tribe scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Glen moray .. Secret dream material .. At Moray there are many great whiskys from independent bottlers. Nobody has yet convinced me of their standard range and we don't need to write about the discounters. But this bottling here .. Wow.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Yellow fruits in extremo, also exactly my thing the wood nestles slightly behind. A slightly floral note with some herbs and everything poured with honey
    • Taste
      93 93
      Yellow overgrown. Wow what a ripe fruit juice. Mirabelle peach apricots with some apple pear ... I don't know, just awesome ... With honey
    • Finish
      93 93
      Fruit and I have already written it .. Fruit. The wood easily accompanies this and the alcohol is integrated perfectly. My personal dream material .. With water is also possible.

  3. Noface83 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Great mature malt that shows little of the Glen Moray character and is very barrel-heavy. It's great, but water makes it even more pleasing.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Dreamlike deep nose. Flowery, honey-sweet and full of dusty oak. Dried flowers, wild flowers Honey, vanilla, some caramel, dusty old wooden shelf, with time come sourish juicy fruits (fresh green apples, freshly cut lemon). The oak gives way but turns into a pinch of black pepper. The alcohol is super involved.
      Water brings the wood back into the foreground and also enhances the caramel note. The floral note is now perfumed. I like it even better with water.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Ah, there is the strength, full-bodied with neat apples and pear, lots of honey, again grassy and flowery, to the rear, the honey is always spicy and then the old wood with pepper and bitterness hits. Great continuation of the nose but unfortunately nothing new.
      Much creamier with water and more creme brulee with lemon zest.
    • Finish
      88 88
      This bitter wood dominates the whole middle long finish, dry and woody, a little grape sweetness and vanilla.
      The weakest part of the malts. but not bad now. You just have to like old wood.
      Water hardly changes anything on the finish except that it softens the bitterness and feels like it makes it a little longer.

  4. dram_on scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Note: reviewed side-by-side with the SMWS 35.140

    Color: 0.5 (yellow gold)Legs: legs not as impressive as last night’s Bowmore
    (SMWS 3.292)

    Nose: incredibly floral (think orchid garden in spring), green apples, tropical pineapple, caramel honey, spirityPalate: honeyed apples, white grapes, lemon cough drops, tangerines, crushed white flowers, green grassFinish: medium, honey honey honey, a bit of pepper, faint apples, light caramel, white grape juice Balance: the floral-ness carried throughout the nose-palate-finish as did the honey-apple notes Water: slight alcohol burn goes totally away and there’s an awesome blast of floral honey on the nose (had to sniff a few times cuz it was so good), a sort of pear-apple note appears too, palate seems more focused on grass-pepper-lemon with the floral-honey taking a seat in the back, finish gets a little shorter, +1 to the final score on the improved nose alone but the chameleon like palate is also quite interesting.Comment:This one makes me feel like I’m in a grassy green field in full-on Spring (think April), waiting for a picnic lunch. There’s a slight breeze and the sun is out, and there’s also a huge tree providing some shade. Wow. I’m quite impressed with this one. This one definitely feels a little younger than it is, but still has quite a bit of complexity to it. Lovely! I look forward to this bottle opening up as I work down the fill level! There’s a really good chance I will go grab another bottle … gotta get them while it’s still available!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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