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Glen Moray Elgin Classic

Overall rating
75.42/100
votes
188
Whiskybase ID
WB63693
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L420257B
Barcode
5010494508307
Added on
26 Jan 2015 8:30 am by zeb
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 21.08

2 × in wishlist

188 × member ratings

468 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray Elgin Classic

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.42 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    It’s time to embrace said ‘classic’, received as a Christmas present in 2016.

    C: An easy one ideal for home blending. Keep it open for a while and it’s not totally offensive, and begins to open into a reasonable sipper or hip flask option. Saying that, I gave this away myself.

    Scores a D[+]

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
      Pretty fresh and fruity. Fresh fruit. The fruit of the orchard. Apples, maybe pears and citrus. Clearly spicy. Lots of pepper. Later there is a little sweetness in the form of sweet cream, honey. Noticeable vanilla the second time.
    • Taste
      73 73
      Pretty sweet. Fresh fruit. Red apples. Honey sweetness, roasted caramel. Lots of oak. Oak bitterness mixed with roasted caramel. The sweet is mixed with the bitter. Spices. Pepper.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Spices, peppery and slightly warming. Light sweetness. Caramel, rather roasted. Then there is an oak barrel. The bitterness is mixed with the still perceptible caramel sweetness. Rather, there is no more fruit on the nose and tongue. But there is more and more oak.

  3. Burch scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Notes from 1/1/15:

    For ~21 USD, a nice deal!

    Nose: Sweet, honey, malt, cereal. Classic Speysider.
    Palate: Similar, very easy drinker. Honey, slight oak, very fruity and malty.
    Finish: Raw soothing honey - soothing burn like one of those cough drops. Banana ester.

    Simple whisky, not complex but an easy drinker with no big flaws and a great value!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Thermidor scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for a cheap NAS, but no treat either. Inoffensive is the word. No odd off-notes, no conflicting flavors, but no personality either.
    • Nose
      Apple juice, a wisp of peat, and caramel. An undertone of dirty laundry, and assorted Haribo candy. It's really quite sweet and simple. Is there 1st fill bourbon here? Doughiness.
    • Taste
      Initially sweet and big, but completely hollow inside. There is an obvious youth to it, that in fact isn't that far off from the 3yo offerings of various new distilleries, except instead of being a bearded hipster with obscure hobbies, this one's as buttoned up as they come. A traditional low middle tier Spey, kissed by the most generic bourbon cask. Sure there could be more to it, but the mix is uninspiring, and the wet dough notes betray its young average age.
    • Finish
      Sweet, faintly acetonic. Nothing to speak of.

  5. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

  6. AquaVitae scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Way too sweet and too much caramel notes. I didn't finish my dram, which says enough.

  7. ConvalRen scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      76 76

  8. craide scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nothing really exciting or spectacular. Sweet, easy.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Slight vanilla, light floral notes, hay and some citrus. Works rather dusty dry.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Soft, tasty malt. Sweet with a slightly more intense peppery spice. This does not stay long.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Rather short, light wood notes, it remains a rather watery mouthfeel

  9. LeChiffre scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A gentle and tasty malt, which is not very complex and quite flat (almost watery). Pleasant and easy to drink, but also pretty boring. The nose is still best. More than once, I do not have to have it in the glass.
    • Nose
      79 79
      light and fresh; malty; Citrus notes; a little vanilla; minimal grassy; delicate spicy oak
    • Taste
      76 76
      gentle and soft; delicate citrus notes; again a bit grassy; spicy oak
    • Finish
      75 75
      slightly herb-spicy oak; Citrus flavors; some ginger sharpness

  10. jankes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

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

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