As one of the more unknown distilleries, Glen Moray is a bit off the radar. However, sometimes there is more than first meets the eye. The shy Speyside nose of this 12-year-old expression offers fresh fruits, orange peel and honey. With water, the fruitiness intensifies with sour plums, apricots and marzipan. On the palate, sweet and malty flavors combine with bitter lemon, cinnamon and a touch of wood spices. Short but pleasant in the finish, the aftertaste fades with hints of chocolate and licorice. A refreshingly honest and reasonably priced Single Malt!
It’s What you can, would and should expect from it. Light, simple young, malty. Almost no depth or body. It’s just a startup whisky for a tasting or maybe ‘food’ for those that are completely new in the World of single malts. In that case I would recommend something like Glenlivet, Balvenie of Tomatin.
Light, very light. Some Apples and pineapple, vanilla a hint of macaroons and licorice. It’s a simple nose. Not complex, not a lot happening.
Something bittersweet. Very light, thin body. Again no complexity here. Watery mouthfeel, some lemons maybe, apples and pears. Quite some vanilla.
Short, one-sided and sharp. It’s not really doing anything.