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Glen Moray 16-year-old

Overall rating
79.80/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB63648
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
084279982519
Market
us United States
Added on
25 Jan 2015 9:50 am by Nezzer

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 16-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.80 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Will the 16 Glen Moray become a personal favorite? Probably not. But it is definitely not a malt that I would push off the edge of the table. Our friends would say "Made to please" from the island, and it is pleasing in any case, gentle and very round and balanced.
    • Nose
      83 83
      I am surprised by rose petals and a little lavender before sweetness comes to the fore. Candy sugar, but also fruits - a not very clear cross section of orange, honeydew melon, pineapple. But also damp grass, fresh pinewood, vanilla pod and a small ball of cookie dough - not as clear as in laddies, but noticeable. If you inhale more intensively or for longer, rum raisins are added, which from now on dominate every further impression. The sweetness already makes the mouth water.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The first contact with the palate is a short, sharp bite that quickly fades away. Sweetness is spreading again, not quite like brown sugar or rock candy, but similar. The fruits are almost gone, but the rose petals are still there - together they create a new impression: a drop or two of rose water, as was found in grandma's marzipan at the time. On the edges there is also a bit of spice and a slight bitterness, dried grain and good dark cocoa powder.
    • Finish
      78 78
      The finish is rather short and light, only a slight alcoholic burning at the top, otherwise gentle. At first only one - how can I say - a little dull, musty sweetness remains in the mouth (licorice?). But then this lasts unexpectedly long. With a subsequent piece of milk chocolate, the rose memory also reports back one last time as farewell.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Flowery Honey

    The Glen Moray distillery lies somewhat hidden in the hills near Elgin. This Speysider – owned by the French company La Martiniquaise since 2008 – has quite a few expressions on the shelves, although the lion’s share of its 2.5 million liters per annum are used for blending. It is the fingerprint malt in the popular Label 5. I must confess that Glen Moray is not really on my radar, but it has surprised me in a pleasant way quite a few times. This 16 Year Old matured on bourbon barrels.

    The nose offers a healthy mix of sweet malt and dried fruits. Think apricots and peach, but also dades and some sultanas. Soft flowery honey and lots of vanilla. Some eucalyptus and a hint of stale dark beer. The whole is more than okay, albeit somewhat simple. If you leave it to breathe for more than five minutes, you’ll get some surprising notes of roast beef…

    The arrival is somewhat oily, even a bit meaty. The fruit is less prominent, although it remains very sweet. Some more vanilla and lots of caramel. The eucalyptus returns on the palate. The oak gives off some spices, but just a tad too much tannins from the second sip forward, making it slightly bitter.

    The finish is not really long, again on a lot of sweet malt and dried apricots.

    A fine malt, without being grand.

  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Glen Moray 16 years, 40% alc. original bottling
    Extension: Bourbon barrels
    Region: Speyside, Scotland Nose: Malty and robust with strong fruit aromas, these are more reminiscent of sweet dried fruits (apricots, dates). There are herbs, eucalyptus. This first impression is rounded off by sweetish vanilla and a light wood note. Palate: Sweetish but less fruit. For malt sugar and toffee, some caramel and mint. The light wood tones of the nose are also back, paired with slightly earthy aromas and spices. Finish: Long, slightly bitter caramel, oak and dried fruit. Again with a lot of malt. Conclusion: "Old Style" is probably quite good. A standard whisky off the beaten track. 81/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 40 €)
    I thank the whisky house for the photo!

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