Tasting Notes / Bottles from Glen Moray



Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay Cask
Glen Moray 10 Year Old Chardonnay Cask

After a bit of a chat with Dave Worthington (@whiskydiscovery) from the Whisky Discovery blog about some whiskies he was kind enough to send me a bundle of samples and included was this Glen Moray

Glen Moray 12yr Elgin Heritage
Glen Moray 12yr Elgin Heritage

The entry level dram from Glen Morays Elgin Heritage range and matured exclusively in American Oak casks, this dram was described to me by The distillery’s Iain Allan as the typical Speyside dram and to be fair I can’t disagree.

Glen Moray 15yr Elgin Heritage
Glen Moray 15yr Elgin Heritage

The next level dram from Glen Morays Elgin Heritage range and matured in a combination of american oak and european ex sherry oak.

Glen Moray 16 Year Old
Glen Moray 16 Year Old

This Glen Moray 16 Year Old was tasted as part of The Spirit of Speyside Dram 16 Winners tweet tasting organised by The Whisky Wire.

Glen Moray 18yr Elgin Heritage
Glen Moray 18yr Elgin Heritage

The top of the range dram from Glen Morays Elgin Heritage range and matured in a first fill american oak barrels is this 18 year old.

Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish
Glen Moray 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Finish

My good friend Barry from The Whisky Philes recently took part in a tweet tasting of Glen Moray drams with The Whisky Wire and shared some of the generous samples from these single cask expressions with me.

Glen Moray 2005 Burgundy Cask Distillery Fill Your Own Bottling
Glen Moray 2005 Burgundy Cask Distillery Fill Your Own Bottling

Recently i finally managed to make the trip to Glen Moray distillery in Elgin, I took the train, which is a long and arduous journey, and will return again soon by car as train is not a pleasant way to travel that distance.

Glen Moray 2006 Sauternes Cask Sample
Glen Moray 2006 Sauternes Cask Sample

A good while back the utterly awesome Iain Allan (@iain_g_allan) posted a picture of a new Glen Moray sauternes cask dram on Facebook and I drooled over the picture lots.

Glen Moray 2007 Port Finish Cask 20050 Fill Your Own
Glen Moray 2007 Port Finish Cask 20050 Fill Your Own

The Fill Your Own at Glen Moray is a thing of legend around many experienced whisky drinkers, the whisky is always tasty, the price is always fair and the staff at the distillery are always friendly, and that is a winning combination.

Glen Moray 2008 Cider Finish Cask
Glen Moray 2008 Cider Finish Cask

My good friend Barry from The Whisky Philes recently took part in a tweet tasting of Glen Moray drams with The Whisky Wire and shared some of the generous samples from these single cask expressions with me.

Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX Finish
Glen Moray 2010 Peated PX Finish

This Peated malt, which is around 6 year old, was finished in Pedro Ximinez Sherry cask number 99917 giving the peat a caramelised jam finish.

Glen Moray 25yr Port Finish
Glen Moray 25yr Port Finish

I'd tried this dram once or twice at Festivals and then was sent a sample by Dave (@whiskydiscovery) from the Whisky Discovery blog which has sat in my sample cupboard for too long now.

Glen Moray Bourbon Cask 2008 Fill Your Own
Glen Moray Bourbon Cask 2008 Fill Your Own

Like many distillery visitors centres the friendly and knowledgeable folks at Glen Moray have some Fill Your Own (or Bottle Your Own, or Hand Fill or whatever you want to call them) single casks at the distillery which for a reasonable fee they will let you fill straight from the cask into a bottle.

Glen Moray Classic Cabernet Cask Finish
Glen Moray Classic Cabernet Cask Finish

Like many distilleries nowadays Glen Moray, which i will openly admit here is one of my all time favourite distilleries, has been looking at different cask types for maturing their whisky in other than the normal ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and this one has been finished in an ex-Cabernet Sauvignon wine cask.

Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish
Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish

What do you get when you cross a lovely soft gentle sweet drinkable great value dram some plum, fruity, winey notes from a port cask? well one option you could get is the Glen Moray Classic Port Cask

Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish
Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish

Glen Moray is a brilliant distillery, which continually produces well priced great drinking whisky.

Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old
Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old

Ex-bourbon American oak casks are always my preferred go to with whiskies, whether it's first fill or refill i always think it brings out the best in the spirit and i love those flavours.

Glen Moray Mastery
Glen Moray Mastery

The most expensive release from Glen Moray that i've seen in my time drinking whisky, and that includes me having drank through some SMWS bottlings around the same age as me, so this has to be pretty special.

Glen Moray Peated Classic
Glen Moray Peated Classic

I've yet to taste a Glen Moray dram that I didn't like, everything is sweet, sometimes it might not be earth shattering but it's always moreish and highly drinkable.

SMWS 35.103 - The Great Easter Bake Off
SMWS 35.103 - The Great Easter Bake Off

Tasted at the February Outurn preview night at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this is the 35.103 The great Easter Bake Off