Glen Moray 1959

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Stated Age
40 years old
Oak Barrel
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
01 feb 2009 11:43 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 5349.83

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Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 1959

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.64 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    The masterpiece flavor, depth and complexity are amazing, it's just the Mariana Trench, an endless kaleidoscope of hues and midtones; the taste / finish is just as great, it makes no sense to write something else - just savor, stretching to the last drop.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, first nose - furniture lacquer, berry jam (lingonberries, mountain ash); cedar board, resin, carpentry workshop, solvent, pickled cucumbers, salted grape leaves, over time make their way through notes of dried fruit and raisins, foliage and even barely perceptible sulfur-mineral shades, old leather goods, polish, wax, buckwheat honey.
    • Taste
      Rich, soft, spicy oak, furniture lacquer, sweet pastry notes - baklava, jam cookies, burnt jam; tropical fruits, sweet candied fruits, raisins, Christmas mulled wine, old port.
    • Finish
      Soft, spicy, oak, sour coffee, some needles and eucalyptus, dried fruits, cappuccino with caramel, candied orange, gingerbread, roasted nuts.

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  3. Gil firth scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Wow. Holy... Molly...
    Perfection. Giga Wax... Like drinking candle wax.
    Rippppe fruits. Sweet honey. Chocolate. Coffee. Varnish.
    Endless finish. Hashem yishmor :)
    One of the top whiskies I tried.
    Now... How can we go back now?

  4. huangshantong scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I drank it again and felt I needed to revise my rating. 2 points more than last time.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. huangshantong scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I got it at a relatively good price. ( 830 rmb / 30ml )
    • Nose
      91 91
      The first smell is a very complicated feeling. In fact, I am a little afraid of this kind of overly complicated wine, which will make drinking a little stressful; The feeling of the cleaning agent is somewhat similar to the feeling of peat smoke, but after careful identification, it is somewhat different (not so top-notch), and then leave it for a little while, maybe a few seconds, that's it The smell of a very good sherry barrel is really good, grand and fresh, not dull at all, full of enthusiasm; dark fruit, stewed fruit, camphor wood, with some fermented tobacco aroma , rest for a while, and gradually merge into a rich baking fragrance, cake, bread, or scones....
    • Taste
      90 90
      It's so salty, so salty, it's the first taste I've ever had in my mouth. I don't drink that much in old-age sherry, and I even wonder if it's broken; after a few more sips, it's more comfortable. It's a well-balanced, oily and powerful sherry, very full of fruit, caramel, pastry, but I still think it's a little too salty; this Murray is still full-bodied, full and rich The tension is well preserved, the sense of alcohol is very weakened, and it is completely unable to emerge from the woody and fruity aromas. Overall, I think it's a bit below expectations, but it's still a decent drink.
    • Finish
      89 89
      After smelling the fragrance and entering the mouth, I actually have a little bit of low expectations for the end rhyme, which is based on an average score of 93 points. I think maybe it really doesn't deserve such a high score, and of course it may be that it has changed over the past 20 years of bottling, and it's not as good as it was before.

  6. Imp scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Quite a find for me: great nose, fresh taste, superb sherry influence, long finish.

  7. ep11ripee scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    absolutely fantastic - 24.5/24/23.5/24
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Excellent flawless sherry with all the right fruity notes and very balanced wood, great

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Finally decided to try a sample .. still a masterpiece molt! 24-24-24-24.

    Tried with the godfather 07.08.2021. Wood, old leather, tobacco, dust, very astringent, tannic, rich, rich. Old school.

  10. Tonny T scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    magnificence in every throat

  11. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very creamy body.
    • Nose
      Rich fruitcake steeped in sherry.
    • Taste
      Rich. Fruitcake. The dryness of burnt currants. Intensely nutty, almonds, marzipan development.
    • Finish
      Light, nutty dryness. Chewy. Long. Developing a touch of charred oak.

  12. did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from Moray 40 yo 1959/1999 (50.9%, OB, 400 bottles) Ah, 1959. Samaroli had a fabulous one, bottled in 1984 at 46%. No less than WF 93. Colour: amber. Nose: it’s perhaps not as immediately immediate (S., please) as the 1966, but this elegance should be mesmerizing, provided you’re ready to give this baby a good chunk of your precious time. Orange cake, a Turkish delight shop in Istanbul, various pieces of precious woods, warm cellulose, many leaves, a little chamomile, a little blond tobacco, a drop of mint essence… In truth, it’s slightly shy after the 1974 and the 1966, and would never quite open itself, but water should help. With water: still a little shy, perhaps, and it’s rather wood essences that come out. Other than that, more of the same. Mouth (neat): there might be a little too much oak, but all the rest is of the highest order. Rosewater, litchis, old gewürztraminer, teas, cardamom cake, acorn squash, pumpkin pips, these sorts of things. Not quite sure it’s too oaky, as we’re wandering around the limits of oakiness. With water: no. Yes! Not quite. Yes. Not sure… That often happens with older whiskies, they are flirting with your senses and sometimes they just lose you. Naughty babies! Finish: medium, perhaps a little drying. That’s right, a little flat and oaky. Comments: the problem is that we had just tried some stunners, so this old baby’s having trouble striking a chord at this point. I’m just having a drop of the very raisiny Samaroli 1959 as we speak, and well, it just kills this little OB. Oh let’s put an end to this madness, if you don’t mind. SGP:551 - 88 points.


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