Glen Moray / Glen Moray

Glen Moray Mastery Review

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.

Unofficially i believe there is a 39year old 1978 vintage (ex bourbon), 29 year old 1988 vintage (ex madiera), 1992 vintage (in sherry) and 2004 vintage (ex madiera) in here (although thats all speculation) so a really interesting mix of sweeter whiskies and most with a great amount of age on them.

This really is sweet and juicy, the madiera comes through nicel, lots of marmalade and fruits and toffees, this is seriously easy drinking, especially for the ABV.

Is it worth £830 a bottle? if i'm honest i really don't know, i love some much of the rest of the range which is reasonably priced, but knowing what has went into this, and the effort of the teams behind it, really it is a price worth paying for a special occasion whisky.

Available to buy from Master of Malt

Thanks to Glen Moray for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

There’s initially a rich sweet wine note (that’ll be the Madeira wine then) with rich buttery toast notes, hints of chocolate, and spiced citrus fruits, vanilla essence comes in with some rich thick cut marmalade before a splash of rich fruit cake and dried raisins and apricots, complex and tasty.

Palate

Rich oak and more of that rich buttery toast, chunky thick cut marmalade, vanilla sugar and a sweet winey grape note, there’s some nutmeg and Chinese allspice, tangy citrus fruits and gentle white pepper

Finish

Sweet tangy citrus fruits, marmalade again and a long lasting splash of white pepper and vanilla sugar.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glen Moray Mastery
Age: NAS
ABV: 52.30
Distiller: Glen Moray
Bottler: Glen Moray
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 22/01/2018 by Tom



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