Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dans un auberge en Gascogne
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
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

  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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