Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Waves of intensity
Stated Age
21 years old
1st Fill Toasted Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Nov 2016 11:20 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107,16

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Whisky Reviews for Glen Moray 1994 SMWS 35.159

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. dRambo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My favorite here is clearly the nose - such a nose is the reason why SMWS attacks me - multi-layered, intense, exciting, delicious - just captivating, on the palate he is really delicious only one-dimensional - he can not do much different, but what he can he can really well - I tend to suck / chew him until he gets so thin that you can hardly speak of departure
    • Nose
      Vanilla, oak, extreme honey sweetness to cinnamon, nutmeg and a bouquet of lavender, slightly alcoholic fragrant fruits, bananas, yellow plums, it takes a while to recognize the Bourbonreifung - fruity and complex, all as intense as if you had pulled a nose glutamate
    • Taste
      Warming sweet intense vanilla oak candy, creamy, syrupy, no alcohol noticeable except for the warmth, some malt, light roasted bitterness, voluminous, full-bodied, yummy, but hardly any variety
    • Finish
      increasingly harsher roasted aromas in waves with sweetness, roasted oak

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A very own thing, more bourbon almost than scotch, you have to give it good time both in the glass and in the mouth later, who lets him down 15 seconds ago and does not let it slide around is himself to blame.
    • Nose
      As the original notes say, in fact similar to a bourbon, he also needs time to open up in his cask strength, until then bourbon notes, so vanilla and honey pioneer, fresh candy sweet and sweet malt and some marzipan with butter, vanilla muffin
    • Taste
      Still very bourbony, not in the sense of Cask, but really bourbon, fresh oak with vanilla, candy, cotton candy, bitter cereals in between, actually a few teens, Earl Gray as it says on the label, later nice sweetness with light fruits after 15 Seconds in the mouth, lychee, grapefruit, banana
    • Finish
      Apple peel, some malted malt, fresh oak, lightly toasted oak chips, white grapes, medium long

  4. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Roasted amber

    Flavour Profile: Spicy & sweet

    Initial waves of intense bourbon and vanilla washed over us.
    For all the intensity, there was remarkable balance. Fresh oak sweetness,
    perfumed herbal notes in the form of lavender and Earl Grey, sherbet fizz,
    depth from cherry chocolate liqueurs, sour pickled plums, spice from ginger and
    cinnamon and sticky savoury spare ribs. The taste developed these themes; spicy
    and sweet flavours, raisins, baklava, strawberry chocolate liqueur, white
    chocolate, black cherry, pencil shavings, coffee and over ripe pears. A splash
    of water enhanced the fizz (lemon sherbet), but the deeper/darker elements
    remained; black forest gateau, almonds, spices in a South East Asian market,
    tannin from stewed fruit tea.

    Drinking Tip: Prepare for sensory overload


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