Glen Moray 1992 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Wine Cask
Stated Age
23 years old
Sauternes Cask
Number of bottles
52.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
07 jun 2016 7:40 pm by opteron68
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114.00

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Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 1992 CA

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.67 points.

  1. hawk31 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Harmonious, settled Moray. With air and time, a lot of honey and sweetness are added to the aromas.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Hardly any alcohol, clear age, very settled, full, sweet, fully ripe apples, snickers, old books, kind of old school, a bit of wine gum, peaches.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Tastes much spicier than it smells, now the sauternes comes through but much less sweet than expected. Some burned wood, cocoa. But neat oak, not so soft American white oak stuff.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Departure sweet oaky

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  3. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Interesting and versatile. Pure I found it a bit one-sided and also too alcoholic, with a little water you get an incredibly sweet, almost mead-like whisky with lots of honey. But certainly not for every day.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Needs some standing time, the alcohol is already noticeable. I've never drunk Sauternes, but you notice the barrel, it smells like sweet wine. honey, quite sticky, sweet. In addition floral, somewhat dark fruity (raisins, dried dates), but also quite spicy. The oak is already pronounced. The alcohol always stings, which is not ideal.

      A few drops of water completely transform the malt. Really fat sticky sweetness comes up. Honey and more honey. Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, grapes, the spice is blown away. The floral notes become stronger, something sparkling mixes with the strong sweetness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very spicy, with pepper and lots of oak, without any particular bitterness. The honey is there all the time, some tobacco, vanilla, dark chocolate, canned peaches, heavily sugared.

      Softer with water, a little lighter and more open, the oak leaves more room for honey and sweetness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long with lots of honey sweetness, tobacco and oak.

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Notes: A lovely Sauternes bomb. It’s got all the Sauternes goodness I look for: the sweet yellow fruit, the flowers, the slight earthiness, and of course, buckets of honey. Great richness and mouthfeel too, though the finish is maybe a bit shorter than I’d want. I like how it’s sweet, but not overwhelmingly sweet. I feel like people who aren’t Sauternes-cask lovers like I am might not like this one as much as I do. Ah well, those people are missing out.

    Nose: Sweet and thicc. Sunny syrupy sweetness: dripping honey, golden raisins, wine gums, plum sauce, poached pears, candied orange peel, and strawberries macerated with sugar. Foamy cappuccino, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean. Butterscotch pudding. Some rose and a little bit of parrafin. Slightly dusty-earthy, with a dunnage note coming through. Very slightly minty.

    Palate: Thick, creamy texture. Fruity arrival, with extra-sweet orange (kumquat?), ripe melon, peach, and lime candies. Madeleines and honeycakes follow, with fragrant vanilla, dried rose petals, and some Earl Grey tea. It develops to bittersweet honey and old oak. Dark chocolate and something vaguely mushroomy. Cadbury Cream Eggs.

    Finish: Medium-length and fragrant. Honey-soaked wood, vanilla fudge, barley sugar, roses, and pink Starburst. Grapefruit doused in sugar and more candied orange. Crystallized pineapple and candied ginger. Milk chocolate and cinnamon.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great bottling, very good, a top malt for a reasonable price!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      ripe fruits, berries, sweet honey, distinct oak flavors;
    • Taste
      aromatic fruity onion, pickled raisins, ripe grapes, honey, oily, dark chocolate, old spicy oak,
    • Finish
      medium long, oily, soft; Echo: decaying oak;

  9. davidloosli scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Rather strong on the alcohol despite the age
    • Nose
      Malty sweetness, ripe orange type fruit, peach, honey
    • Taste
      Peppery, peach, mandarines, grapefruit, honey, plume wine
    • Finish
      black tea, astringent, dry, honey candy

  10. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A lot of cinnamon and spicy oak, which beautifully absorbs the sweetness and balances the whisky extremely well.
    • Nose
      Honey! Everywhere in the glass. Beautiful sweetness of blossom honey, bright and floral. Extremely scented with flowers. Ripe yellow drupes, peach, apricot and mirabelle. Despite the age and the alcohol content no over-emphasized seasoning or sharpness. Under the fruit compote still some green leaves and then a carpet of vanilla and oriental spices.
    • Taste
      The cask strength is now fully through, the alcohol presses the malt with the steam rammer over the tongue. Much spice now, not disturbing here, but you have to like old Weinfasslagerung. Caramel and nuts, with a creaminess that makes you think of honey again. Incredibly thick in the mouth
    • Finish
      Towards the end, a herbaceous-spicy wort comes up to the bitter bitterness and the barrel again lets the muscles play.

  11. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Strong fellow, quite delicious, but not the best Glen Moray. Had hoped for something more. The alcohol is a bit strong and surprisingly young green oak instead of herbal seasoning of over 20 years.
    • Nose
      Alcohol, but then malty, oily, vinous, sweet, mirabelles, nectarines, beautiful fruity subliminal also a spice mixture
    • Taste
      Strong onset, lots of spice, tobacco, leather, also here the mirabelle plums, oily and a fruit cocktail, which can not be easily taken apart. At the end a little more tannins from the oak
    • Finish
      The oak is here and the fruits remain, especially the mirabelle comes again.

  12. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity and with pronounced spiciness, clear oak note; harmonious in harmony with the aromas;
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, wine aromas, pleasant and harmonious; almost lovely, but definitely spicy;
    • Finish
      Medium length with distinct oak note and persistent spiciness

  13. gango4 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully fruity, sweet nose with a barrely mouthfeel and finish.
    • Nose
      Very sweet after honey. In addition bright fruits. No alcoholic tickling. The nose suggests an oily character. A very nutty note.
    • Taste
      Significantly less sweetness than in the nose. A little burning on the tongue, the cask strength gives a decent load. Clear spiciness on tap.
    • Finish
      Green oak remains with a nice sweet berry note that does not last long. Still getting drier.

  14. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    I liked the nose, but the taste was not mine. Too bitter, as if only tannins have left the barrel.
    • Nose
      Peach, apple, grapefruit, clove, plum, almond, basil, nutmeg, grape
    • Taste
      Oak, pepper, grapefruit, rosemary, altogether quite bitter
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy

  15. malthead-sven scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    restrained in the aroma and with very fine notes, goes pure, but also leaves room to experiment with water, in the taste and finish it is then much more present. Definitely needs time in the glass.
    • Nose
      lovely, yellow grapes, very reserved, straw, a wooden wicker fence, slowly Rharbaber and unripe strawberries, lemonade, fanta-mandarin, cotton candy, marble cake, after I read in the official notes of gooseberries, I take these also true, with water sweet, pastry, blueberries removed
    • Taste
      a bit dry and dry, a lot of cinnamon, even without water very flattering on the palate, Toffifee, waffles
    • Finish
      oily, not as fruity as before, really strong warming and very long he pulls down and also keeps eternally dry on the cheeks

  16. Jake1965Blues did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    If you respect him and give him the due time, that is in my opinion a fantastic malt at a more than fair price. You can just enjoy it, if you like it sweet. He is also perfect after a good meal as a dessert whisky.
    • Nose
      It reflects what the name promises. Sweet, fruity, almost liqueur-heavy are the flavors. Juicy apricots, ripe, sweet apples, honey, carried by a very light malt note. Behind it comes creamy fabric to the fore. The fruity notes dominate but clearly.
    • Taste
      A poem! Heavy, creamy, it slides on the tongue and fills with its aromas directly throughout the mouth. Honey and the apricots take turns, play with toffee and a little spice. This prevents a sticky-sweet impression, gives the whisky its balance, its balance. This spice is a bit clearer in the back and slowly pushes the sweetness back. A great mouthfeel. The 52% are noticeable, but work well.
    • Finish
      The whisky trickles down the throat, not so extreme, but still sweet. The spiciness is even more evident here and leaves a round overall impression.

  17. legionofflames scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Glen Moray-Glenlivet 23 yo 1992/2016 (52%, Cadenhead, Wine Cask, Sauternes, 2016)
    Sorry no picture yet. Another brand new Cadenhead, this time
    ex-Sauternes. Probably a few years. I have to say that while I'm not
    into red wine finishings (not kiddin'), Sauternes usually works quite
    well. Better than Tokaji if you ask me, and I'll always remember one of
    the first ones, the Glenmorangie 1981 Sauternes Finish from 2002. Yeah,
    Nectar D'Or isn't too bad either. Oh and of course, Pride 1981, that
    one's excellent. It seems that for a Sauternes finishing to work, a
    fairly neutral malt whisky works best. Because Laphroaig + Sauternes,
    for example, aarrrgh... But back to this Glen Moray... Colour: gold.
    Nose: superb. Ripe apricots, honey, and touches of parsley. Hate to
    enjoy a wine finishing so much. Quick... With water: I'd swear I'm
    finding a little botrytis. More honey and roasted pecans for sure. Mouth
    (neat): there is a little cardboard, and perhaps even sop in the
    background, which may come from the wood - it cannot be the gentle Glen
    Moray. But other than that, all is more than fine. Apricot pie covered
    with honey and maple syrup. Two sultanas. With water: halt, stop,
    vorsicht, it doesn't like water! On the palate, at least. In a way,
    that's just like Sauternes. Gets too leafy. Finish: long, spicier.
    Perhaps French oak if it's a genuine Sauternes cask  - and it most
    probably was. Comments: super good, as long as you don't start to fiddle
    with water. But at 52% vol. water is not mandatory anyway. SGP:651 - 87 points.


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