Glen Moray 08-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
L 0 053 4 1455
Added on
19 feb 2009 7:19 pm
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Average value

€ 81.37

Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 08-year-old

One user has left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.00 points.

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  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2018]  These bottles were pretty cheap at 15,50 Euro when I bought them back in September, 2003 (that is why I bought some more of it).  With all the underaged modern stuff that floods the markets these days I think it is worthwhile to check a "paedophilic" dram from the past.  This whisky was bottled somewhere in the eighties (as can be seen from the 75cl measure that was abandoned when the EU standardised all high spirits bottles to the size of 70cl in 1991 - outside Europe the cl unit was never used but ml instead, e.g. bottle size is 750ml in the States).  So the whisky slept about three to four times as long in the bottle as it did in the casks - we will see if the mysterious bottle maturation worked to its favour...

    The colour is pale straw and the texture shows small tears with rather slow legs and a fat sticky ring at the top of the glass - yes, back in the seventies they produced a good oiliness, usually.  The nose is very fresh and lovely fruity on both citric (lemon, oranges) as well as home-grown fruits (apples, pears).  Hey, not too bad and either my taste is somewhat less dainty (after having a lot of the modern "designed" stuff) or the bottle maturation really worked over the last decades.  The initial mouthfeel is warming and more coating than most of the modern drams, that is really good actually.  The taste itself is rather simple on barley sugars, fruits and some spicy wooden flavours - but in a good balance and without any off-notes.  The finish is quite long and chewable with even more adorable fruity flavours and some nutty aromas, delicious.  Water is not needed, this dram is perfect as it is.

    To be honest, I do not remember this whisky as that good despite I emptied three bottles already (but around 15 years ago).  So my best guess is that both the bottle maturation improved the spirit further over that period while my taste buds are maybe less demanding compared to the time before the GWB (great whisky boom) started - a time when high-class bottlings were widely available at affordable prices...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [January, 2005]  Finally I emptied a bottle that I bought for 15 Euro in November, 2003.

    [October, 2006]  Finally I emptied another bottle that I bought for 15,50 Euro in August, 2004.

    [June, 2011]  Finally I emptied another bottle that I bought for 15 Euro in September, 2004.

    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 drinkable underaged old style malt with a very light profile.  I used these bottles to show the effect of shorter and longer maturations to guests and visitors.


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