Glen Moray 1991 Gs

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Glenscoma (Gs)
Stated Age
24 years old
Bourbon Oak Cask
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 sep 2016 2:01 pm by Sapiano
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.99

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18 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 1991 Gs

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.88 points.

  1. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The acetone note is a bit unfortunate, mostly because it suddenly pops up in your mouth without warning from your nose. Otherwise a normal strength bourbon barrel malt with typical flavors. The nose itself is very exciting and it's fun to smell it, even over a longer period of time.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    After the second run, I guessed it would be a Sherry Octave. Briefly put on sherry with bourbon notes underneath, the typical young age and the forced aging I would have taken from it. The real old age is much more plausible, not least because of the clear dunnage notes and also the acetone.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Light smoke and light fruits immediately after pouring. After standing for a long time, I can't find the smoke, yellow, ripe fruits and caramel, a few herbs and dunnage. Initially warms up more caramel, becoming somewhat mineral, later the fruit comes back in a partially fermented state. In a second approach a day later it seems to me that there is sherry in play, both fruit and spice, but mainly at the beginning.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft start, first with acetone, honey and caramel, a little later also a pinch of white pepper. In the second sip, the acetone becomes stronger again and a distant bitterness and a little sharp acidity complement the aromas. On the second day the acetone again (nail polish remover, whatever), otherwise clearly acidic, again dark honey, less pepper than in the first run.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium long, the sweetness on the tongue stays the longest. This is also the case in the second sip, which fades away a little longer and has a clear spike in bitterness and acidity in between.

  3. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good Glenscoma bottling from a bourbon barrel.
    Sweet, vanilla, yellow-fruity. Well-integrated alcohol.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, vanilla, caramel, honey, nutmeg, yellow fruit and pear.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Vanilla, nice and sweet, grainy, nutmeg, caramel, honey.
      Minimally bitter and a hint of yellow fruit.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Grainy, bitter - sweet, honey, apple, vanilla.

  4. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Somehow he can't pick me up. The addition of water is mandatory.
    • Nose
      83 83
      the bourbon barrel influence is evident, initially sweet with a lot of vanilla and soft oak, subtle caramel with hazelnuts, honey with raisins in it, yeast dough with barley malt and nutmeg, lots of apple (juice), gummy bears with apricot flavor, some pear and honeydew melon, a hint of menthol , sandy hints, thin dark chocolate
    • Taste
      83 83
      spicy, distinctly white oak with a sour note but also with moments of maturity and age, pepper and nutmeg, clove and cinnamon, caramel, apple and apricot, honey, dull grain aromas, flat vanilla, memories of ginger
    • Finish
      79 79
      rather dry, a lot of grain, spicy oak wood, subtle caramel and chocolate, pepper, apple, honey, with delicious vanilla at the back

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very special bottling which I am not too sure where to put..
    Beehive vs farm is the battle here
    Nose: First very musty and it is not really opening. After a while you get some decent sweetness in the direction of honey or elder. Isn't there even elder-honey existing?? Then more into fermented fruits, grapes... Changing all the time. Very addictive, sniffing every 10 seconds!

    Taste: Sweeter, more honey.. The musty part only in the back like a Campbeltown malt. You really need to give this baby time also in the mouth.

    Finish: Long, dry, waxy, remains sticky for minutes in the throat. After 2-3 minutes then also the dry oak, very nice, not bitter at all.

    Wow what a dram and for sure nothing for beginners or a quick dram with friends. This little friend deserves a full hour or more of full attention!
    This will not be my favorite dram but for sure a special one that I will remember forever. Thank you Scoma, great one!

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I somehow do not like it that much. Somewhat closed, dull and rather mineral. Water helps him a bit on the jumps. Overall, but that's probably not for me.

  8. André scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    wow what a nice drink this is again.
    I do not understand the story of moving the barrel several times (10 years of campbeltown and 14 years of islay), but certainly a special bottle to have with them.


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