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Glen Moray 1998 TWC

Overall rating
83.38/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB86383
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 sep 2016 8:38 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

3 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1998 TWC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.38 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2007]  Usually Glen Moray produces a subtle and delicate whisky but this one is clearly below average.  The cask was very inactive and added just some unwanted flavours of old wood.  Even with a fair share of water added there is little more than barley sugars and depleted wooden flavours - this is not the Glen Moray that I used to know. 

    It is drinkable (of course) but it has nothing really to do with a well matured malt whisky (by the way, for such casks clever people invented red wine or sweet wine finishes - the only way to turn this into a nice dram)...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Boasts a more interesting and substantial nose than the recent 18-year-old OB. Typical dusty/fruity Glen Moray character with considerable vanilla, a reserved mustiness and an unexpected meaty/savory aspect. On the nose there's baked apple, mashed potatoes, cashew nuts, barrel char, and, in an unlikely turn, steak that's been pan-roasted in butter. Simultaneously creamy and crispy.

    Good oily attack with herbal elements (sage, rosemary) and quite some zing. On the mid-palate, I get dry white wine, green vegetables (beans, asparagus), and corn on the cob before it becomes pretty tart and austere.

    Finishes on bitter artichokes, quinine, and seltzer. Perhaps a splash of lemon as well, but aside from that, it's pretty much all bitterness with no sweet or fruity impressions to redeem it.

    So the nose was interesting, but on the palate, this demonstrated once more that the rather un-sweet and dry distillate Glen Moray produces needs some kind of saccharine support system, otherwise it turns too bitter, especially when aged in (re-)refill, as this one seems to have been.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    https://getincrunk.wixsite.com/malthead/malthead/moray-vs-moray-zwei-morays-im-vergleich

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