Glen Moray Elgin Classic

Overall rating
79.81/100
votes
412
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
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 28.25

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Whisky reviews for Glen Moray Elgin Classic

58 users have left 62 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.81 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Bright, straw color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Lots of dark berries. Blueberries, blueberries. Spices. Cinnamon. Enjoyable. Caramel and honey.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Enjoyable. Very sweet. Lots of berries. Blueberries, blueberries. Spices. Cinnamon. White pepper.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dark berries. Blueberries and blueberries. Some syrup. Chocolate. Spices. Cinnamon. The average length.

  2. Marcel74 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Slightly smooth fruity young glen moray
    I like this one better than the sherry finish
    • Nose
      Chewing gum, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla pudding, tea
    • Taste
      Soft, fruity, raspberry, strawberry, wood
    • Finish
      Very short sweet with a light pepper

  3. Xstream scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very smooth fruity, vanilla fudge and malty drink with a peppery finish. Easy, affordable and pleasant.

  4. Obynapewno scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      sweet, grapes, raisins, plums, delicate pineapple, clearly perceptible alcohol
    • Taste
      81 81
      you can feel the youth of the distillate, red fruit, raisins, a little wood and chocolate, red wine
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium, warming, dark chocolate, dried fruit

  5. Malthead19 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    - a decent young single malt
    - wasn't in port very long but for the price
    quite drinkable
    - Significant increase compared to Peated or Classic
    - you can get it ..... but rather spend more and buy better port finish whisky ;-)
    • Nose
      intense, beautiful aroma of fruit, dark berries, dry port wine note clearly noticeable
    • Taste
      Initially fruity onset, citrus fruit, strong oak note, spiciness (oak), some bitterness, quite balanced, hint of dry red wine, youth can still be clearly felt
    • Finish
      short, tart, slightly bitter finish;
      dry fruit note, medium-long aftertaste, tart spice and a hint of dry red wine

  6. MLE scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  8. CellarToberi scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Matured in ex-bourbon casks. Finished in port pipes. Chill-filtered, coloured. Thick slowly forming straight primary legs. Midsize very slow secondary legs. Trailing droplets.
    • Nose
      Fruity: Dried fruits: raisins, prunes; ripe fruit: grape, berries: blackberry. Woody: toasted American oak. Sweet: chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Nutty: hazelnut, cacao. Cereal: malted barley, grain dust, biscuits notes. Oily: cream. Feints: leather. Spicy: pepper, mint, dark chocolate, cinnamon. Winey: confectionary, port casks influence, bourbon cask influence. Floral: honey, hay, fragrant. Earthy notes. Requires patience: at first, restrained for a single malt. Drifts with respect to other expressions. Water pushes up confectionary and floral notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet: caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Fruity: citrus: ripe lemon, stone fruits. Spicy: white pepper, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Nutty. Water extends the development.
    • Finish
      Medium: Fruity: dried fruits. Spicy: white pepper, dark chocolate. Woody: oak tannins. Winey: lingering port casks influence. Fruity. Dry.

  9. Kraddell scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Pours a rather light pale yellow gold. Scent is sharp, oak, milder grains. Not overly specific in the nose. Taste is soft, gentle, fairly dry, oaky, strong aromatic feature of the port, but not very recognizable as port to me. Fruity elegance. Nice intensity. Has a sweet side to it up front (gets overtaken by the dryness.) lovely low value whisky

  10. 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.

  11. glenrob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  12. 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.

  13. hafssol scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Xstream scored this whisky 84 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.

  16. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    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.

  18. ezioaudit scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  19. TechnOBY scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  20. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, vanilla, oaky, rich dried fruits (overripe bananas, apples), chocolate, blackberries
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper), caramel, toffee, lemons, citrus, chocolate
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, spicy (pepper), oaky, honey, sweet, bitter

  21. Mr Hanscombe scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    I’ve gave this 79 points . With price taste coming into the points . Lovely taste easy on the tongue an for £15 wow

  22. Allandale scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Bitter and sweet.
    • Nose
      Toasted vanilla and subtle hints of oak. Aromas of rich dried fruits and leather follow, laced with dark chocolate and blackberries.
    • Taste
      Spice combined with a refreshing lemony citrus tang. Notes of caramel sweetness and cinnamon .
    • Finish
      Smooth with soft oak and honey sweetness. The spice continues to tingle and dark chocolate flavours develop to give a luxurious texture.

  23. schengel10 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    A young, inexpensive average malt!
    • Nose
      beautiful aroma: delicate vanilla, berries, nice port wine note;
    • Taste
      Initially fruity, citrus fruit, note of wood, spiciness (oak), some bitterness, quite balanced;
    • Finish
      tart, bitter and medium-length, with a spiciness in the aftertaste, dryness;

  24. NcOne scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Gotta give this 90 points just for the sheer value for money!
    Paid 29,90€ for this bottle and never have i encountered quality like this in this price range. Usually bottles this cheap are in the gasoline/petrol department, but this surely is not!
    Really enjoyable dram! Buy it if you see it!

  25. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Simple fruity malt with good PLV
    • Nose
      82 82
      Figs, prunes, a little vanilla and a light one
      Glue trace
    • Taste
      82 82
      Raisins, some dark chocolate, a little oak spice,
      Grapefruit
    • Finish
      81 81
      short - medium, oak spice, pepper and citrus fruits

  26. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    He has some spicy notes, ends a bit spicy and flat. Still good value for money for the Daily Dram.
    We better remember an older bottling.
    • Nose
      Apple, vanilla, then a little alcoholic
    • Taste
      Toffee, spicy, peppery, woody, some leather
    • Finish
      wood, alcoholic, spicy

  27. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  28. Macheye scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Glen Moray Elgin Classic Port Cask Finish is a simple and unfussy whisky, but it’s also a tasty one which offers superb value for money. The port influence is not just a moniker on the label, it can really be felt, and for the most part works well, introducing a host of berry fruitiness. I found the high level of tannins and cask/spice bitterness a little jarring in the back palate and finish, when compared to the soft and vibrant fruits of the nose and arrival, but then one has to remember that this is largely an entry-level expression and it should be judged as such. There’s a lot to admire here, and least of all, the price is right.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glen-moray/glen-moray-elgin-classic-port-cask-finish/
    • Nose
      Packed full of berry fruitiness. Opening with toffee and vanilla, this quickly delivers an array of fresh berries – raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Fruitiness continues with over-ripe bananas and some delicate Comice pears. There’s a hint of youthful aroma here, but its wrapped up within some overt port notes (especially from the big berry flavours) which imply that the casks used for finishing were fairly fresh/active. High fruitiness is joined by high sugar levels, the two combining to create a rather candyfloss like experience.
    • Taste
      Initially fairly silky and with a good arrival for 40% ABV. Red fruits present again, berries and now some redcurrants – these are joined by just a touch of citrus which keeps the palate quite fresh. Deeper, there is maltiness, milk chocolate and coffee grounds. Spiciness from cinnamon and pepper can be felt in the back palate – it comes in almost a wave after the initially fruitiness, and is joined by some big tannins.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, still with fruits (more reduced now), coffee beans and some bitterness from both wood and spice.

  29. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  30. Bas_0313 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    not bad but a little motr, lacks a bit of character.

  31. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  I had this dram during a community tasting "Clash of the Celts" with 5 pairs of Irish vs. Scotch whisk(e)y.  A Jameson Signature Reserve bottle JQ-058548 (WB id 22906) was paired with this NAS Glen Moray Port Cask Finish.  Out of 32 attendees 7 voted in favour of the Jameson and 20 in favour of the Glen Moray (5 voted for a draw).

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  My notes state an easy drinkable dram with no flaws but nothing remarkable either (besides the sweet port wine flavours).

  32. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    If you enjoy port finished whisky, and you're not looking to pay too much for a bottle, you'll like this one. My recommendation is to finish the bottle within a month after opening it, though, as the sweet fruit notes seemed to become more bitter floral with time and oxidation. The notes above are from when I had just finished a little over half of the bottle.
    • Nose
      Starts off with sour new make and pears, a touch of oak, soapy lily and rose floral, a rushed note of mixed grain grist, lemongrass with strawberry starburst candy, and dried cranberries and apricots. 
    • Taste
      Soft malt start, bitter floral (rose water), a mix of fresh fruits (pears, green jujubes, red globe grapes, and red grapefruit), a touch of malt, and an oak and wine tannin rush.
    • Finish
      Bitter dark chocolate, licorice candy, espresso beans, and a fade to floral tannins. 

  33. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle of the first batch that I bought for 30 Euro in March, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  My notes state "easy drinkable, nothing else..."

  34. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Joa, who really has zero claim and wants to have fruity notes, can access here, for me he has this penetrating cheap touch as the Tulli 228 Burgundy
    • Nose
      Alcohol, Mon Cheri, strawberries, cheap maraschino, white sugar, sweet malt, apple
    • Taste
      Strawberry, slightly rotten, very young oak, metallic, sweet malt and barley, Mon Chéri again, brown sugar
    • Finish
      In short, strawberry with gammliger chocolate and young oak

  35. 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.

  36. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Well integrated, round, easy, but also simple, lacking depth.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  37. Daan Tje scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  38. hettrum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  39. Achany scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    nice port Whisky. a higher ABV would have done some good but still nice to drink. interesting combination of spices and sweetnes.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  40. kot1803 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  41. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  42. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink day by day dram!

  43. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  44. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  45. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A young, not very complex, but simple, fruity-tasty whisky. Yes, you can certainly find metallic or sharp notes, if you are looking for the advanced gourmet is certainly nothing. But with only 25 € for beginners and down-to-earth just a tasty fruit bargain.
    • Nose
      very open, fresh-fruity, strawberries, raspberries, with time sweeter, jammy
    • Taste
      fruity sweet, there is still some strawberry jam, but rather plum jam, port, raisins, that is already chocolate and some oak bitterness and pepper
    • Finish
      medium-long, bittersweet, dark chocolate, pepper

  46. Albaron scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Delicious whisky, the influence of the influence is palpable, beautiful malty, can please, unfortunately without age and even 46% would be good.
    • Nose
      light alcohol, then fruits, raspberries, malt, coconut, plums
    • Taste
      light alcohol here too, malted, black tea, red fruits, especially raspberries and plums, then to the end a bit bitter
    • Finish
      The malt sweetness stays pretty long

  47. Numwierum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Fresh, fruity port wine notes in the nose. Not brittle, just a little young. Through a slightly metallic note. In the mouth again strong port wine notes, the alcohol is here felt, no spice from the wood. Warm finish ... red fruits and an alcoholic note are left behind. Absolute price breaker ... who looks for freshness and fruit and can do without complexity, just right.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  48. mer1973 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  49. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Gentle. Sweet fruit, ripe banana. Honey. Waxy. Turns a bit nasty after a while.

    Taste: Very light mouthfeel. Almost no impact. Oily. Sweet.

    Finish: Start soft and light, then some peper comes up, but turn bitter. Medium long.
    This is to light for my taste. The nose is the best part, until it turns. Dont like the bitterness at the end of the finishTasted during Dramming.com NAS vs AS blind tasting experiment, next to Glen Moray 12y.

  50. Ties scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  51. Samy Malthead scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Superb value for money, this is! Uncomplicated, light, smooth summer dram. The port cask finish improves the overall xperience quite nicely. Recommended!

  52. moviemaniac scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    As unassuming and pleasant as can be at the same time. A standard supermarket entry-level malt designed not to overwhelm anybody. Doesn’t have much to offer for the advanced malthead, but it’s a pleasantly quaffable dram.
    Full blind tasting notes comparing it to the 12 yo: 

    https://dokla.net/dailydram/2015/06/21/nas-vs-age-statement-blind-tasting-challenge-glen-moray-12yo-vs-port-cask-finish/

  53. notesofmalt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Glen Moray Port Cask Finish, 40% OA Glen Moray Port Cask Finish, 40% alc. original bottling
    Finishing: American oak, 8 month finish in Port wine barrel
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Nose: Very direct, a little youthful with artificial fruit flavors and a lot of gum. Some raspberry and bromine, plus vanilla, malt and a slightly sour sweetness and overripe grapes.

    Palate: Buttery and mild, very pleasing. Fruity sweet, with berry fruits and a little lime. Also slightly spicy and dry with a caramel bite.

    Finish: dry and fruity, again some gum. In addition, slightly bitter oak, a little spiciness. Overall, a rather long finish.

    Conclusion: Simple, sweet, uncomplicated - a real summer whisky!
    81/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 30 €)
    Thanks to the distillery Kammer-Kirsch for photo and tasting!

    Post in the blog with photo: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside/Gle...-Finish,-40-OA/

  54. molar3rd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Buttered pancake with fruit jam on top. Creamy and sweet which reminds me of the Chardonnay cask but with a sweeter fruity and almost chocolaty feel to it. Very gentle and not winey at all which is a good start!

    Palate : This is lovely. More wine-y notes here but also brilliant chocolate coated caramel Bon-bons. Again fruity and silky with a great mouth feel to it, on second wave of sensations I’m picking up quite a bit of spices : pepper, clove , cinnamon and cocoa just lovely with a long butterscotch feel.

    Finish: Long and dry with wood chips , coconut and wine tannins as well as buttered toast.

    Conclusion:

    I really liked this dram : While it’s not the most complex and sophisticated whisky in the world, it is very very yummy. It’s easy to fall in love with this whisky, and it’s a great daily sipping, and quite moreish, and it will appeal both to newbies and whisky buffs. And for around 25 quid it’s a bargain! Go get one, you should.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/11/12/glen-moray-port-finish-nas/

     

  55. Master Quill scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Essentially The Classic  with an added Port Cask Finish of 8 months)

  56. Gloin scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    For the price a passable whisky. The influence of the pores is recognizable in the nose, but not very pronounced on the palate. A few sweet red fruits, but nothing more. Oak I could not find any and the departure was not very long. To drink on the couch in front of the TV but quite suitable.

  57. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  58. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly decent. Great value for money
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  59. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 78 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

  60. Smittie scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  61. The_Sam scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      74 74

  62. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Who likes Portfinishes, will not be disappointed here. Delicious.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, typical sweet Portaromen. Grapes, dried fruit, honey, some oak and caramel.
    • Taste
      Heavy, dark-sweet Portaromen, again grapes, raisins and milk chocolate. Then wiser. A touch of oak, cinnamon, liquorice and leather. Some orange peel
    • Finish
      Long with licorice, leather and some tobacco. In the background citrus and raisins continue.

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