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Glen Moray Elgin Classic

Overall rating
79.64/100
votes
353
Whiskybase ID
WB59046
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Port Cask Finish
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060116321005
Added on
18 Oct 2014 2:44 pm by Vassago Clynelish

Average value

€ 27.60

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353 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray Elgin Classic

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.64 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Mon Chérie

    Glen Moray is in hands of the French group La Martiniquaise (previously it belonged to Glenmorangie PLC). Their flagship is the Glen Moray Classic, but there are also quite some finishes, like this one. It got a finish of 8 monhts on port casks, but no age statement. It is very pale with a pink hue, a bit like rosé wine.

    The nose is very soft on baby breath, pancake batter, overripe banana and a hint of milk chocolate. Very sweet with a mild sour edge.

    Soft and oily on the palate with immediate very clear influences of the port cask. It becomes a bit liqueur-like, as in a Mon Chérie chocolate candy. A lovely spiciness with pepper, nutmeg and a bit of cocoa. But unfortunately not much else.

    The medium long finish offers a bitter touch from the oak.

    It is certainly not a grand malt, but bang for your buck with a price tag of around 30 EUR.

  2. vojt466 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Bit of shy and soft. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just bit too thin and lacks any surprise. The destillate itself is bit lost in port cask influcence.. But it's very cheap on the other hand so it's passable.

  3. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Burch scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Notes from 3/16/16:

    You get these unique colors with the red wine finished whiskies. This one has a weird peach color. Not a bad whisky. Nice value. ~$22/bottle. I prefer the Classic over this one.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Very fruity. Plum, orange peel. Tawny notes. By the color I'd assume they used ruby port casks but maybe some tawny too?
    • Taste
      78 78
      Classic smooth, rich, bright Glen Moray banana ester. Port is apparent and doesn't seem to meld very well with the classic GM flavors. A bit overdone on the port finishing.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Similar flavors.

  5. hafssol scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Not so clearly tasty for a cask finish. You can recognize the Port sweetness in the (not so long) finish, while its palate is quite flat and ordinary. Anyway, honest dram for its cheap price.

  6. Dutchdram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Very fruity and sour. Hints of oranges and pineapple complement each other. Raisins and cran/blackberries too. There is a hint of lemon and at the end some vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Much sweeter. It starts with a clear touch of vanilla complemented by honey and a hint of butterscotch. This makes place for raisins with chocolate and a nice and clear hint of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A bit short but nice. Vanilla and sweet spices. But there is also sweet oak and a touch of chocolate.

  7. Xstream scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For the price really a top whisky. Smooth, malts, sweet, caramel, ripe banana, apricot, raisins, pepper in the finish. You can taste the port influence. Yummy.

  8. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, uninteresting, but easy to drink and inexpensive.
    • Nose
      In the foreground, obsessive malt tones are felt. Deeper - sour fruits and berries, some nuts and oak bark.
    • Taste
      Malt, spicy, slightly vanilla, with an oak note.
    • Finish
      Short, filled with tannins and bread shades. In the end, sweet, smoothly fading.

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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