Overall rating
83.64/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB91192
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
The dunnage bakehouse
Vintage
13.12.2002
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex- Gin Hogshead
Casknumber
35.178
Number of bottles
294
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 jan 2017 1:37 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.59

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Whisky reviews for Glen Moray 2002 SMWS 35.178

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.64 points.

  1. mr.p9 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Very akward and yet so interesting, but I would have chosen a different spirit.
    • Nose
      Whisky and gin, gin spices, fruity, later more gin influences quite interesting (reduced: more of the Glen moray spirit comes alive)
    • Taste
      Sharp, warming, very spicy from the gin (juniper) (reduced: fruit, vanilla, spices and quite mild)
    • Finish
      Warming with spiced vanilla and a touch of sweetnes

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An interesting mole, an exotic barrel of gin adds new shades and derivatives - clearly the gin is felt in both the aroma and in the taste / finish, giving sharpness and freshness, on the whole very invigorating and vibrant whisky, good work with the fortress, no discomfort, and because almost 60%. A little brings the foundation, sometimes getting out with too sharp notes of moonshine and grain, which somewhat spoils the final evaluation.
    • Nose
      Clear, dry, the first nose - raw wood, braga; dry boards, herbal notes - yarrow, motherwort; light coniferous shades, gin, vanilla, sweet confectionery motifs - corn impregnated with jam, sugar icing; when they heat up they get out moonshine and grain, however, very harmoniously fitting into the overall picture.
    • Taste
      Powerful, dense, sweet with light sour-bitter hues, black pepper, gin and tonic, orange candied fruits, nuts, light moonshine notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet-lemonade, tonic, light bitterness, nuts and homemade pastille.

  4. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    If you like whisky and gin, you have to try ... exciting combination, but certainly this whisky remains special.
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Absolute must for ginfans. Nevertheless, I would have liked to try it without the finish. The sweet malt was certainly already there =)
    • Nose
      A grassy, ​​grainy juniper note at the beginning, slightly metallic and bitter, after a time comes cotton candy, gooseberries, roasted malt, Kellogg's Frosties
    • Taste
      Sweet, again the roasted malt, popcorn, honey, then the full broadside juniper, slightly bitter, oak spice
    • Finish
      Bitter, oak, juniper, slightly peppery, then comes back later sweet malt

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I scored this one 79. The gin influences are interesting and quite pleasuring. The quality of the Moray spirit is unfortunately sub par. Would love to taste this experiment with a decent spirit

  8. Bram84 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: I never find the sound of gin casks that appealing, unlike rum casks that sound far more desirable. I’m definitely tasting the gin influence here. It’s like a whisky from a very new distillery making gin & whisky [barley-vodka of sorts], in Alembic stills - very natural and clean.
    T: Clean and honeyed with very little gin influence at this stage.
    F: Stays clean, honeyed and only a little oaky with a little boozy, Cadbury's chocolate finish.
    C: Rather a nice marriage. Blog

  11. Zumbar scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The finish in the Gin Hogshead ruins an otherwise good Moray
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. malthead-sven scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    strange stuff and for me not really succeeded, although I often like these crooked things. In any case, different, the nose is quite complex and unusual, but the departure then an impertinence, but still brought fun
    • Nose
      Vinegar and a little sweet, then comes first alcohol, honey, glue, ice candy, lemony, soapy, Spüli, tentatively can be guessed also gin / juniper, with water green apple
    • Taste
      strong, full body, but without clear taste, most likely herbs and green vegetables, peppermint and some indefinable impressions
    • Finish
      now very spicy but also spicy, medium long and tart to bitter, not young but a bit tinny

  13. LordBellamy scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Nose: typical Glen Moray with barley, malt, slightly earthy, very fresh, kräutrig, vanilla, menthol, the juniper is also quite good.

    G: strong and slightly creamy, after a few seconds it is extremely gin-on the tongue, strong alcohol

    F: medium to short, here too the gin dominates very much, even if the Glen Moray character does not completely disappear.

    The nose is just to call interesting with water, then it puts me completely out - the combination whisky + gas barrel is not for me, sorry - 74 points

  14. Helgo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    First of all, it is nice to see that Glen Moray dares to do certain experiments, which of course can ultimately go down in the pants.
    Here I am a bit zwiegespalten.
    Yes, how should this whisky be judged by criteria? On the one hand, the nose is still quite interesting and also promises another voltage curve. Only the mouthfeel is quite different than what is expected of a whisky. Clearly there are the slightly bitter juniper berry extracts and everything that goes with a gin. On the other hand somehow something is missing. A completely different mouthfeel and a strange "Samigkeit".
    Only it falls then in the departure together and the maturity is completely off. The aftertaste is weird and unique.
    I like that somehow in total. But actually he should not be rated as whisky. Therefore, this rating is also to be enjoyed carefully.
    Nevertheless, many thanks to Glen Moray and I'm looking forward to the next weird bottlings.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  16. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Another extremely interesting experiment by Glen Moray. "1st Fill Gin Hogshead" - and what can we say: The Gin comes through! The nose is really of a decent gentleness. The taste then but strong herbaceous. Very spicy ... salty. Menthol and mint. What is known about bourbon or sherry-stored whiskys is completely missing here. I think it's exciting and it tastes good too. No high flyer - but another example of how versatile whisky can be.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    The old dunnage warehouse had been converted, in this instance, into a makeshift bakery and the air was thick with the yummy ingredients for rich fruitcakes. Hessian sacks had been stacked containing dried figs, raisons, sultanas, candied peel and sticky prunes whilst a sweet spice wafted by as hot cross buns baked in the oven. The smell of rich tea came from sacks of rooibos and peppermint tea and someone was chopping fresh ginger for sticky ginger cake topped with Demerara sugar. An intense sweetness of brittle toffee, butterscotch and giant pretzels complimented the tartness of redcurrants, cranberries and the greenness of a Christmas wreath.

    DRINKING TIP: Drink whilst rummaging through old and dusty suitcases in the loft.

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