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Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Try the wine!
Vintage
25.10.1991
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
35.161
Number of bottles
240
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2016 1:27 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105,62

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1991 SMWS 35.161

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very bright and juicy whisky, such a set of derivatives is far from uncommon, but as they ideally merge here into a single, powerful jet, even an excess of bitterness does not spoil the overall picture much, the aroma here certainly plays a leading role.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, bright and piercing woody and malt notes, vanilla, floral and sweet-creamy shades, lemonade, honey and confectionery tones, tropical fruits, some fermented berries.
    • Taste
      Powerful, dense, woody floral, creamy, bitter-sweet, condensed milk and young bark, pepper wave, honey, vanilla, tropical fruits, resinous notes, ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, continuation of taste and aroma - oak, flowers, honey, malt, lemon zest, bitterness of the bark.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Last months SMWS Glen Moray was such a cracker apparently, it was all gone before i got to try it so I thought id get in there early this time.
    N: Following on from the oaky Rothes theatrics WB, this is equally woody at the start and also a 24yo in a [2nd] refill cask. There’s far more honey to this one and a general sweetness also. Water brings more bourbon-honey-vanilla sweetness but with the mash & oak at loggerheads. With time, a sweet dark-tomato<meatiness develops with a boozy cream note - buttery, hinting at brandy butter. An hour later and i’m picking up rum notes of Velier proportions. Two hours in and we have more of a nutty, oily, rum number, still pokey but far more cereal based than when this bottle was first opened with a clear lemon strain running though the heart.
    T: Another big cask hit, more fizz, more fruits and again more [wine-like] tannins. Pour in water for a far more consolidated form and the emergence of bitter-sweet fruits, albeit a little reluctant. Dark malt-mash develops, chewy at first before fizzing and whizzing into the finish. Thirty minutes later, water added - form is better, length is better although that fizz wont be deterred completely. After two hours the fizz has subsided significantly. The arrival then sees sweetcorn initially and for those that love a deep oak-mash chew, this will be right up your street. There are fruits drowning in the porridge bowl, so grab your spoon quick and pick them out. It’s a heavy bowl with a thick, concentrated body.
    F: It's desperately trying to turn to cherry chocolate liqueur but cant quite escape the fizzy oak. Pouring in the water brings a vanilla cream spread over the staves, seasoned with clove. It eventually settles with sweeter=sour zestiness, but the dark, oak-mash that remains bubbles away in the background. Two hours later, there’s still some fizz but a solid continuation just like the nose. It’s fizzy oaky vanilla-mash all the way now. I really feel this at the back of the tongue such is the bitter-sour depth, although there is some sweetness.
    C: It's no easy dram but give it lots of time, time for the fizziness to subside in order to appreciate the qualities. Let’s continue with these older Glen’s WB.

    Scores a C+

  3. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:The deep colour invited us in and we obliged, knowing we would not be disappointed. Initial impressions were fruity (cape gooseberries, apricots, lemon and orange peel, stewed apples) and winey, one panellist suggested orange Muscat dessert wine. The taste was one of depth and sweetness. The Muscat wine was now in some sort of reduced fruit coulis served with a pineapple and banana dessert. Water saw runny honey drizzled onto freshly planed oak, though we weren’t sure why one might do such a thing… Light, floral and slightly acidic with a pineapple fizz/tartness. The taste held lots of tangy fruit (orange, nectarine, kumquat) and the winey note reverberated in the finish.

    DRINKING TIP: With dessert of course!

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