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Glen Moray Elgin Classic

Overall rating
80.03/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Finish
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060116321548
Added on
14 Jun 2016 9:05 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 28,29

2 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

179 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray Elgin Classic

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.03 points

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Simple but tasty and bright enough whisky. Supplementation in sherry barrels undoubtedly graced this release without indicating age.
    • Nose
      Contains a large number of malt tones. In the distance - honey, fruit, young bark.
    • Taste
      Spices, overripe fruits, apple seeds, fresh baked goods.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, with dried fruit trim, with pepper and malt shades, with delicate tannins.

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Having drastically reduced my whisky buying of late (I’m sick and tired of the ridiculously high prices being charged for pretty bog-standard stuff), I saw this for £14 in my local Co-Op and couldn’t resist. I have to admit to not having particularly high expectations. However...I’m pleasantly surprised! The nose has plenty of deep sherry aromas that mingle nicely with the malty and herbal spirit. Definitely doesn’t seem to be too youthful here. A bit of time in the glass mellowed it out even furthermore, leaving a lovely, soft sherry profile. Straight out of the bottle, the palate is much more rough and youthful than the nose. I didn’t warm to it much at first, but again, time in the glass softened off the rough edges leaving a creamy sherry profile that also has a nice edge from some chilli peppers and coriander. Medium-length, malty and herbal finish. Definitely a dram that needs time in the glass. If you rush it, it’s a pretty young, rough-edged whisky. With a bit of time though, this is a very easy drinker. Perfect for a regular dram that won’t break the bank.

  3. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It's a well made spirit, even if it's a bit young and the extra time in a sherry cask added only a little nuance overall. Nose becomes less fresh but maltier with time. Almost syrup on blueberry pancakes sweet on the nose. With time the palate begins to draw out the raisin note, but the finish starts to burn a bit on the way down.
    • Nose
      Crisp fresh fruits and malt, a touch of mixed floral notes with a bit of honey, dried fruits (papaya, plums, and cranberries), and mellow but youthful spirit vapor.
    • Taste
      Malt and a touch of raisins, floral honey and mixed grain muesli, oak and tannins, cherry menthol cough drops, and freshly cut oranges with their peel.
    • Finish
      Walnuts, chocolate covered espresso beans, oak and faint raisins, and green grain and tannins.

  4. Pyromann scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Good sherry whisky with some Speyside character. I miss something I could remember this one for. Good dram anyways.
    • Nose
      Overripe fruit dominates, some sherry / white port notes.
    • Taste
      Sherry, overripe fruit, some spices, chocolate sweetness.
    • Finish
      Moderate, mix of sherry and spices

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Dried fruit.
    • Nose
      Bursting with dried fruit, cinnamon and toffee candy. Nice sweetness.
    • Taste
      Incredible layers of sweet vanilla oak, dark chocolate and oriental spice.
    • Finish
      Satisfyingly long with a tingle of spice.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, vanilla, almond, cherry, sweet lime, honey. 
    • Taste
      Almond, apple, honey, spice, wine gum and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Almond and apple with a bit of caramel and cocoa.

  7. SimpleSample scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    pplv absolutely ok ... good beginner
    • Nose
      sSherry ... bread dough :-) now comes a tender schokonote ...
    • Taste
      sweetness with a little spice ... slight fruitiness
    • Finish
      Medium slightly bitter

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. JürgenWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    C: Glen Moray make excellent malt whisky. This isn’t one of them.

    No score

    Further reading: SW 5/10

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