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Overall rating
86.87/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB69766
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dans un auberge en Gascogne
Vintage
15.05.1987
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
35.129
Number of bottles
159
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2015 11:14 am by Allandale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 142.55

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1987 SMWS 35.129

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.87 points

  1. dramspotter scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    a whisky to take time over; there is little in the way of fireworks and there isn't a great complexity of flavours - but what it delivers best is that the overall package is a very balanced synthesis - no greatness, just modest robustness from start to finish
    • Nose
      Musty, subdued bourbon; quite a sharpness on real nosing
    • Taste
       muted citric, a little hot dryness into the finish
    • Finish
      medium; subdued and mellow. The finish has no flash but it is very settling - the ages comes through as a slow ebb with no drying or woodiness to disrupt it

  2. RichardMayston scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    What a magnificent whisky, SMWS is an absolute treasure. 
    • Nose
      Like a refined text break 
    • Taste
      Beautiful, no sherry here, don't know what those tasting notes are going on about.
    • Finish
      Elegant 

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Amber light
    through Crabbies ginger
    Flavour Profile: Old & dignified
    The nose was slow to waken but led to comments like ‘Warm,
    rich, teasing’ and ‘high quality’ – toffee, chocolate éclairs, fudge and golden
    syrup promenaded alongside flower meadows and fresh hay – but slate, coal-tar,
    leather, brass and pine spoke of old-fashioned iron-mongers. The unreduced
    palate was pleasantly mouth-flooding with big flavours of sherry, roasted
    chestnuts, leather, dried fruits and heather stems after moor-burning. The
    second nosing had candles, fortified wine and saddles (d’Artagnan arrives at
    the inn?). Water helped the palate to consolidate and come together in harmony
    – brown sugar, dark chocolate orange creams, rum-soaked cherries, sweet
    liquorice and dark honey.
    Drinking Tip: A fine dram for reflective, contemplative
    moments (recalling a swashbuckling youth, perhaps).

  4. fritzbrause scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Another good bottling from SMWS but none of the big surprises. When you think of a 27 years old Glen Moray, then you receive exactly, what you thought of. It has a lot of power for that age and a lot of aromas. 

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not a young one but a very nice one.
    • Nose
      Very nice: warm, rich,toffee,chocolate, fudge and golden syrup, some flower meadows and fresh hay? But also, coal-tar,leather, brass and pine spoke like iron-mongers.
    • Taste
      Mouth flooding with big flavours of sherry, roasted chestnuts, leather,dried fruits and heather stems after moor burning. With water: brown sugar, dark choco orange creams,rum cherries.
    • Finish
      Very soft, warm and long. Like lemonade. Complex and in harmony.

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