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Glen Moray 1988

Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
165
Whiskybase ID
WB75310
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage Limited Edition
Vintage
29.09.1988
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Number of bottles
2700
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060116320770
Added on
07 dec 2015 12:22 pm by Whisky101
Uncolored

Average value

€ 299.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1988

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I had hoped for much more from this 25-year-old original bottling. He is a little too dilute and, above all, a bit thin in the flavors. The Portfinish comes too little to bear. Too bad. Nevertheless, it is a soft and tasty whisky, but unfortunately nothing special.
    • Nose
      Creamy caramel pudding, herbs, with a lot of imagination a little plum, yeast, no signs of port. With heat a bit more agile and strong. He seems set, but I can not attest to his complexity. Overall, the nose remains rather restrained. After eternal life as well as repeated warming up and cooling down again, port notes in the form of berry fruits appear for the first time.
    • Taste
      Very mild, here are some more berries and diluted honey. The mouthfeel is slightly oily.
    • Finish
      The finish is relatively short and more of a simple fading.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a glen moray a little old to change basic finishes?
    • Nose
      an old blend?
      macerated fruit (grape and orange-tangerine), dust, nuts, spices, and well-sodden wood, it goes well!
    • Taste
      it's spicy !! the scents lose a little of what one could expect on the nose, as if there was an impromptu addition of water!
      we are on a sweet sherry, watery, peppery, the fruits are less present, the wood a little more!
      mold, nuts, raisins and dirty grasses!
      a little earth, that of the cellar
    • Finish
      long enough, less pronounced than the nose, but this scent "young sherry" I like!

  3. RL_whisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For me, the first impression left something to be desired. Taste being a bit better, but the finish already was very good. Fortunately time did the trick and made a lot of difference to nose and taste. I think a bit higher abv would help this one. 
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The nose is a force. Too bad he can not keep that up all the way. On the tongue, he is tamer than in the nose, the finish should have been able to turn out a little longer. Well done, but you can expect more from a 25yo with port finish. wlak 17-4
    • Nose
      At first there is very little going on ... Something underground and loamy works its way up after a while and tickles my nose. But, now, yes, there comes something. Fermented fruits, still the damp clay soil, cellar smell, leather, malt. Very spicy with pepper, nutmeg, tarragon and savory. Oh very nice. So behaving in the beginning was so full of flavors, he shows himself now. And I let it breathe in the glass 15 minutes before the first nose. A little panned, the spices are again promoted reinforced in the nose. The spice are now leading the aromas, in the background swing the fermented fruits and leather.
    • Taste
      Crispy and oily on the cake, with lumpy orange marmalade, honey and freshly split wood. Grapes lend sweetness, but at the same time there is something herbaceous, spicy, which in turn reduces the sweetness of the fruit. The spices from the nose, but not so intense. Almond flavor and milk chocolate, hot steaming cocoa. Cooling menthol comes after a while.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, slightly dry and slightly spicy. Menthol cools, and in the distance the taste of a raspberry sweed-away. Will be a little thin behind.

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Nose: beautiful lush corn sweetener (reminiscent of Irish whisky), honey, orange peel, dry wood, sawdust, old wet leather flaps, vanilla, white pepper Quite own and exotic - makes you hungry for the first sip! Taste: soft and supple, spicy honey, orange zest, then full cannon oak, old wood, leather, bitterness, medium-long finish with charred oak, spice cake, coffee and yet a bit of fruity sweetness to the rear. The sweetness is becoming more and more dominant. Damn it's easy. The alcohol is very well integrated. He looks a little too thin on the tongue, despite full flavors. Great whisky but the certain something is missing to completely convince. You can hardly feel the age. But he will certainly be remembered for a longer time due to his peculiarity.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    would have never blindly typed on a port barrel, quite atypical, but not necessarily bad.
    • Nose
      The most obvious jump me abraded orange peel in the face, overall very creamy, a bit like yogurt, marzipan, cookie dough, reminds me of Christmas cookies in total, to a slight oak spiciness, a hint of pepper, alcohol is well integrated, with a little time, the shells go a little more into lime, cold sweetened herbal tea, a little peach, very short cucumber, it actually changes very much in the course of time
    • Taste
      creamy and oily, sweet base notes, here too oranges, dark chocolate removed, becoming stronger, oak, some herbs, gradually peach as a basic fruit note, behind dry becomes dry, cinnamon comes to it, slightly peppery
    • Finish
      really dry, to the peach with a hint of kernel, creamy, the mouth is completely dry, spicy tobacco, medium

  7. zinaf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Funny thing that I could not really put my finger on the Port influence - wood, yes, but the port is not present (maybe for the better).
    The whisky is not impressive and I'd rather stick to the younger siblings at astonishing prices.
    • Nose
      First impression is of a very refined nose. I tasted this after a 14yo Old Particular bottling and this seemed like a tamed and mellowed version (ok, matured). Gentle sweetness, perfume, malt.
      Water (just a few drops) - triggers some grassy notes, which i like. in 15 min gets more into the fruity and perfumy profile and some nuts get through. In another 30min it really is all about walnuts. Reminds me of a good oloroso cask.
    • Taste
      Too spicy for my liking. I guess the wood has been too influential here.
      Water - improves dramtically; the spiciness is in check; lots of oranges - all kinds.
    • Finish
      Long, spices, then some sweetness and scented wood.

  8. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant malt that could show the port wine influences a little more clearly. He is still a bit reluctant. He does not quite keep the great impressions of the nose due to the rather low alcohol content. I lack the spicy sharpness. Still somehow tasty.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity sweet with a little oak spice, orange peel with a slight exotic fruit content of pineapple, mango, peach, then a light wood note with an old loft smell, dusty and dry, port influence is not very dominant.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Easy to start, somewhat closed, only gradually the aromas emerge, which are then varied and interesting. Sweet fruits like oranges, grapes, apple followed by a maltiness. Also dates, figs and honey. It gets a little drier with wood, spices and cocoa, subtle refreshing mint.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, slightly fruity dry fruit notes predominate here, somewhat bitter after wood and cocoa and a subtle mint freshness here too.

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    - a very nice noble gentleman whisky
    - very impressive high quality wooden packaging
    - however, it weakens somewhat in volume and sustained aroma in the mouth (46% to 48% would be much better)
    • Nose
      soft fruity port note, sweet fruit note, honey, hardly any oak
    • Taste
      gentle soft dark fruity appearance, pleasant sweet wine aromas unfold in the mouth, red berries, very soft, very harmonious, very round and noble, but at the peak it flattens out again quickly, looks a bit thin
    • Finish
      medium-long very soft finish;
      medium-long fruity aftertaste

  10. happyNess scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    A rather reserved malt. Nice in itself, but at the price, I expect a little more.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet orange jam and damp wood, somewhat earthy. Then gentle spices and chocolate emerge.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Very reserved at first, then sweet fruits (oranges, grapes) followed by malt. Then becomes drier with notes of wood, spices and coffee or cocoa powder.
    • Finish
      78 78
      A mixture of dried apricots and figs. If it dries quickly, the wood and cocoa notes remain.

  11. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 86 points Shoplink Moderator

    My first contact with Glen Moray distillery. Fun and with every other taste is constantly changing. (Evaluated based on sample.)
    • Nose
      Fruity and floral. Citric acid, dates, polish, spice mix, wet sawdust, cinnamon, malt, fruit candies, young peas, celery, toffee.

      After adding a few drops of water: Belgian praline and herbs.
    • Taste
      Raisins, dried apricot, dark chocolate, mint, honey, BeBe biscuits, walnut, mild black tea with milk.

      After adding a few drops of water: Finer. Cherry stone, cinnamon liqueur.
    • Finish
      Grapefruit peel, tannins, sap, lemon balm (tea). Very long.

      After adding a few drops of water: Orange peel, fennel, mint and lemon pulp.

  12. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An old, mature, very good Moray!
    • Nose
      soft, fruity Portaromen, honey, spices, wet wood;
    • Taste
      Gentle, soft, fruity, rising tendency, honey, ripe grapes, wine aromas unfold, spice, increasingly flattening;
    • Finish
      medium long, soft, pleasant; fading portnotes;

  13. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant elegant whisky. However, it is necessary to take a bit of it.
    • Nose
      Very light and elegant fragrance. Fruit compote, light tones of light spice wood, honey, cane sugar, sweet white wine, corn and spekulatius biscuits.
    • Taste
      Sweet, lighter and more complex, with a delicate bitterness. Oily with fruit, cinnamon and honey.
    • Finish
      Honey spicy reverie.

  14. whisky_whims scored this whisky 64 points Member Junior

    Lacking and thin but still a little tasty

  15. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not bad at all, the port is very grape forward, but the malt does push through with spice and oak after the nose.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet juicy plum and red grape, kool aid, oak,
    • Taste
      90 90
      Soft entry, creamy grape gelato, light spice, sweet, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      89 89
      The oak hugs the side of my mouth and tongue letting me know this has age finally.

  18. dimon75 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    The perfect combination of taste and aroma!
    The barrel played great!

  19. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      80 80

  21. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    After-tasting after one year. The nose still top, it falls off on the tongue and especially in the finish rather.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  22. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  23. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    round friendly fine Portmalt with beautiful old wood notes and elegant Porteinfluss - PLV (if you got him to the 120-140 ¬) fits for me - it is none of these thick sherry boards like Goyne 25 - who is looking for something is just wrong - I like the painting is nice - thx 2 *** mothers_finest *** 4 the sample
    • Nose
      89 89
      Light oak with lots of wax, with more time also old rotten wood and a pleasant moist cellar note - with slightly moistened moist wood, fruity syrupy sweetness, orange, very ripe mango, overripe pineapple, dried figs, mandarin with peel - a delicate jasmine note floats over the fruity nose -right elegant - not thin - but he is not particularly strong.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The onset is measured by the low alcohol content very strong - dates, orange peel, dried figs, honey sweet and slight leather influence, wax and old wood notes give a subtle cultivated interplay, mint, ginger and pepper enhance the delicate impressions something, a touch furniture polish and hard wax cream round mild retro style malt
    • Finish
      88 88
      fresh - mint and pepper - the fruits fade very quickly - wax and herbal notes, rosemary sharpness, tree juice - when you chew on the finish, beautiful fruity portnotes are always dissolved - otherwise it is clear woody and herbaceous in a slightly more medium-length finish

  25. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    nice whisky, of which I would have expected a bit more. Just a little more alcohol would not have been wrong. I like baer very well, that the port wine barrel is not too strong and still some of the malty character of the distillery is felt.
    • Nose
      87 87
      moderate portion lightly roasted malt and quite strong oak (but not too strong), very subtle Port wine influences (sweet and red fruit, raspberry), some leather, slightly mineral, pea purée with a little mint and a few spices such as cardamom and savory
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet onset, here is the Port keg clearer, caramelized red fruits, raspberry, with neat oak
    • Finish
      85 85
      quite short for such an old malt, medium in average length, oak, vanilla, again only slightly red fruit, malty, some licorice, slightly bitter in the back

  26. daverdaz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Simple but great. The port finish is not exaggerated, and the base distillate is sufficiently refined.
    • Nose
      Refined. Malt, oak, fruits and spices.
    • Taste
      Dry. Big oak and spices. Fruits.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, bittersweet.

  28. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    that's a rollercoaster. the nose is gentle and sweet, grapes and some nice malty note. on the palate there are some fine spices, a fruity, grapey wave in the middle, red berries, some traces of white pepper at the end and than suddenly it is gone. the finish is amazingly short wich is Kind of a pitty. Would have been a great malt.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  29. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  30. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Port wood finish.

    N: A full nose with more complexity and depth. Yeasty with wood chips.
    T: More wood chips and deep old oak with dry yeastiness. 
    F: ....... followed by some grapey fruits seeping through confidently at the end. Finishes with dry & tangy raisins & yeast flakes.
    C: Good casks no doubt. The best of this flight.Scores a B[-]

  31. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Lovely warming nose, with numerous indicators of a well-aged spirit, sufficient to put a smile on your face. The port finish doesn't really come through without water, but there is a great balance of barley, icing sugar, vanilla fudge, cucumber, apple peel and well-integrated oak. A drop of water released more tropical fruits (port cask influence?) and hints of a damp dunnage warehouse. Very enjoyable! The port cask is much more noticeable on the palate, where drying fruits, salt and spices come to the fore. There is still enough evidence of the floral Glen Moray spirit to keep it all in balance, however, and the oak tannins help bind it all together. The finish is fairly short and dry, although some barley sugars emerge at the very end. Bottled at a perfect age, and with the port finish seemingly enhancing an already good whisky, the only slight disappointment is the finish. Very enjoyable.

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