Glen Moray Elgin Classic

Overall rating
78.52/100
votes
225
Whiskybase ID
WB68965
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated
Bottled
2015
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L516857E
Barcode
5060116321104
Added on
08 jun 2015 11:17 am by Vassago Clynelish
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 27.14

14 × in wishlist

225 × member ratings

472 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Moray Elgin Classic

37 users have left 38 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.52 points.

  1. Punktar scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Smells really good, can also drink well. Unfortunately only a little bit of resonance and a little less complex than hoped. But for someone who wants to get close to smoke, this is recommended.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smells good! Beautiful medium smokiness, citrus fruits, maybe some wood and flower meadow. Very beautiful.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Immediately pleasant smoke, not particularly strong but distinct. Slightly alcoholic, with citrus fruits in the background.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Pretty short, a bit smoky. That disappoints something.

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  3. aw-home scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Campfire peat smoke with citrus fruits, pears, maritime notes, herbs, nutty notes and malty sweetness..
    • Taste
      79 79
      Peat smoke with malty sweetness, light fruits, notes of nuts, maritime notes and a touch of youth.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long with peat smoke, citrus fruits, herbs, nutty notes, malty sweetness and a hint of youth.

  4. Dramtajm scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Light fruits, almond pulp and a tone of peat with a spicy finish. It does hide the young spirit quite well. However it just beats the cheap blends narrowly and comes across, to me, as quite uninteresting.

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The golden color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Lots of smoke and ash. Light sweetness. Salty caramel. A pinch of spices. White pepper.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Peat. From Highland. Smoke. Spices. Pepper. Some fruit. Ash.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Traces of fruit. Ash. Smoke. Salty caramel.

  6. Malthead19 scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    - a single malt to drink when you're up
    smoke stands
    - for a Speyside whisky, here is a significantly stronger one
    cold smoke present
    - the smoke somewhat deceives about youth and presumably
    the barrels that have already been used several times
    - because otherwise unfortunately not much or other aroma available
    is, unfortunately, very one-sided
    - not expensive, but not really good either
    - drinkable but does not have to be mandatory
    • Nose
      Slightly cold smoky note, the fire has just been extinguished, you can still tell the young age in the background, otherwise unfortunately not much more, maybe a minimal sweetness
    • Taste
      first slightly watery, then quickly becoming very strong onset, strongly increasing smoke development, unfortunately also here few side aromas
    • Finish
      short exit ;
      long, clearly smoky aftertaste

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. john13914 scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    iodine
    smoky

  9. og187 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    The sweet smoke of an underrated manufacturer
    • Nose
      79 79
      at first, peat was immediately felt, but the sweet not island literally after 2 minutes it disappeared from the word completely, soaked apples remained, freshness, nutty, peaty is felt but very calm
    • Taste
      81 81
      weak sweetness, wateriness, peatiness appeared more
    • Finish
      83 83
      weak, long-term nosal peat exhaust, smoke will settle within a minute WOW

  10. Mannix65 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  11. Juppsower scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Solid, straight peated highlander. Can't compete with most Islay drams because of a lack of complexity. But this is not a big problem.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light, fruity, fresh in the beginning, lots of lime peel and citrus notes. Sandalwood, floor cleaner, incense and white pepper
    • Taste
      75 75
      Strong peat, rather gruffy, aromatic woods and lots of oak, later some sugar and cigar ash
    • Finish
      80 80
      Solid peat, not really complex or satisfying but good value and to my taste a very enjoyable dram

  12. KOQ24 scored this whisky 55 points Expert Junior

    This was really rough freshly cracked but with Oxygen and time this became drinkable at least.

    The Malt is clearly very young and the peat is probably supposed to mask some of the rougher Edges.
    • Nose
      candy,heathery peat smoke,malty,light plastic
    • Taste
      sweet-ish candy,white pepper,malty,peat smoke and a bitter finish
    • Finish
      short and soft with a light alcohol burn

  13. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  14. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  15. MickMatrix scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  16. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  17. KDD scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    light, young and not very complex, but good nose, especially smoke.

    fine whisky if you want to try a little smoke.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  18. keba9591 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      75 75

  19. Falang scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    A very light Wiskey that is missing body and complexity, but the pepper surprises somehow. The nose is ok.
    • Nose
      66 66
      Soft nose with some smoke aroma’s and a very faintly syrupy nose, elements of toffee and caramel.
    • Taste
      62 62
      Very light, almost water-like entry with hints of salt and turf. After a few sips it all changes, tinges of mint and a strong peppery feeling.
    • Finish
      58 58
      The finish is super short. This is a whisky with a light peatness and some barley elements. The watery entry comes back in the aftertaste together with some rubbery pinches. The empty mouth feels dry and still a bit peppery.

  20. Mr. D. scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  21. TechnOBY scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  22. Allandale did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    No complexity. Simpel. No depth.
    • Nose
      Layers of peat with background of vanilla. tangy rhubarb and hints of leather.
    • Taste
      Instant peat smoke, lightly spiced with creamy vanilla.
    • Finish
      Short aftertaste, some sweetness and spiciness.

  23. schengel10 scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    No off-flavors, but no draft either!
    young, simple, inexpensive!
    • Nose
      fresh citrus fruits, fine smoke, malt;
    • Taste
      a soft, mild approach, grainy, slightly watery, distinct smoke development, some vanilla, young, simple, uncomplicated, easy to drink;
    • Finish
      short, smooth finish with smoke aromas;

  24. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Conclusion: a simple, slightly prickly, banal, young whisky without specifying age. Smoke does not hide sharpness very well. The content of phenols, on sensations, is clearly less than that of the whisky producers from the island of Islay. This makes this sample not bright enough, diluted, but memorable, with a twist. Faceless it just can not be called!
    • Nose
      Aroma: simple, slightly smoky, citrus and slightly honey, with hints of iodine, spices and black bread.
    • Taste
      Salty and pepper nuances dominate in taste, citric acid and phenols are felt in the background.
    • Finish
      Finish: medium duration, slightly sharp, dry, fairly smoked, with echoes of black pepper, iodine, salt and rye bread.

  25. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Unexpectedly tasty whisky. Subtle turbine flares, in addition the sweet and caramel-like profile of Glen Moray. Not even watery, full-bodied taste. Excellent alternative for people who do not like peat too heavy, but want something different and do not want to lose too much. Nice to have tasted.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In terms of price this is a must to have in your collection.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      77 77

  27. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    In terms of price / quality a whisky to have in the closet. Very accessible.
    • Nose
      Light sweet and subtle smoke smell. You can smell Vanilla clearly. Pretty good.
    • Taste
      Smoke and vanilla scent is clearly reflected in the taste. Subtle are the sweet tones.
    • Finish
      Here too, the flavor shades continue, there remains unity in this whisky. Quite a long finsch.

  28. maltdude scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A very easy to drink entry level peat smoke malt whisky. Straightforward and affordable with around 20€ a bottle.
    • Nose
      Well balanced and not to overwhelming peat smoke. Sweet apple sauce and lemons. Slightly mineral with some floral note
    • Taste
      Silky mouthfeel, representing the peat smoke and the applesauce from the aroma. Very straightforward.
    • Finish
      Not to long. The mouth is covered a bit with the peat smoke aroma, but not very challenging.

  29. Macheye scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated is on the one hand a light and unassuming whisky and on the other, crisp, defined and perfect for an early autumn evening. It’s worth mentioning the price point – which at around £25 represents seriously good value for money. You might even see this in your local supermarket discounted down to around £20. Whilst there’s nothing radical about this dram, at that price point it’s a steal.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/glen-moray/glen-moray-elgin-classic-peated/
    • Nose
      Well defined peat smoke straight away - part floral, part coastal, slightly sweet and a touch ashy/char-like. A clear citrus runs throughout, taking on elements of lemon meringue and key lime pies. Vanillins combine with herbal aromas of garden pollens and tree sap. There’s a touch of ginger which provided an interesting spicy affection. Overall, clean and fresh.
    • Taste
      A very decent arrival for 40% ABV and whilst this is clearly young and sprightly, it carried its youth quite well. Black tea, lemon tart, charred pineapple and stone fruits alongside a more delicate smoke than was perceptible on the nose. It’s all rather crisp and has an underlying minerality to it.
    • Finish
      Short to medium in length with a hint of slowly dying wood fire embers.

  30. Dandaman scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      77 77

  31. pelle86 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  32. vojt466 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It's overall such a weird / interesting combination, but it has something in the final.
    • Nose
      Interesting smell with peat, where you can not talk about medicine or the fireplace ... The smell is such a sweet-earthy earthy - skin, green apples, sugar, woodiness
    • Taste
      Sweet salty taste and overall creamy - it is mainly white chocolate, salt, skin, white coffee and very delicate spices
    • Finish
      In the reverberation, initially a spice start, followed by woodiness and a bit of bitter chocolate - reverberation is insignificant, but quite long

  33. kot1803 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  34. Tobs1991 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  35. vb_bembel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. Bram84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  37. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  38. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

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