Glen Moray Classic Whisky Review (40%)on Mar 14 in Scottish, Single Malt Whisky by dan
Glen Moray Speyside Single Malt
Glen Moray is one of my oldest most trusted whisky buys. A long time ago I picked up a bottle of Glen Moray for £14 odd. WHAT! …fourteen pounds? fourteen, not fourty! Yes fourteen, dont be such a snob.
I got it home and that night and had a drink fully expecting it to be every bit as good as glenfiddich… after all it comes in a big cardbord tube. I can tell you now, to this date its stayed a ‘big measure’ favorite of mine.
Becuase Glen Moray is so cheap (£17 in a supermarket) I love too wack a tonne of ice in there and a rather large measure.
Glen Moray Review
To smell Glen Moray is a simple afair, mineral notes and slightly floral aroma, its not a strong scent and its not not really that alchoholic smelling. Caramel creme notes are hidden deep within the nose with soft cramel that reminds me of a highland toffee bar.
The offical website description has a tasting notes page and it tells you all the things you are supposed to be able to smell, I however am quickly comming to the opinion that you will smell whatever they tell you that you can smell. Maybe its a psycho-somatic thing but I have stopped reading these things now so I can give you my personal true expereince.
Saying that… now they have said it there is a bit of a spiced biscuit smell to it.
To taste Geln Moray has got a lot of flavour for what is essentially a cheapo single malt Speyside. If I had to choose between one bottle of Glenfiddich 12 or two bottles of Glen Moray, guess what I would go for?
Rolling it over your tongue, because thats what you are supposed to do, you don’t get burnt, you get gently warmed, swishing in around your gums and cheeks its reasonably sweet with a subtle maly caramel flavor and when you finally down it it has a medium long warm close. No Peat.
In my mind you would have to be a mug to buy Glenfiddch 12 years old over this considering the price. Having said that next I will have to do a side by side of the two just in-case my memory is failing me.
Cue the review bottle of doom
Rating: 3/5 because so really good and really cheap. I would have given this a 4/5 but I am afraid that would be a bit unfair on the more expensive, and frankly better, whiskies.