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Glen Moray 15 Year Old

Light and well-balanced

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

4th Nov 2017

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    21
  • Overall
    88

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Nose: luscious sweetness. Classic sherried Speyside aromas: chocolate orange, toffee, vanilla fudge.

Taste: smooth and silky with big fruit and gentle spice. Toasted oak on the back of the tongue. The body is very light, almost watery. This is one you want to roll around the tongue for a bit to really let it sink in. It is a lovely taste, though. The dark chocolate is there, along with dried fruit and dark roast coffee.

Finish: slightly bitter oak and gentle, warming spices. Raisin and fig.

Balance: I do wish this was bottled at a higher strength, as it is almost too smooth for its own good. But the aromas and flavours are wonderful if you like Speyside malt. Much better balance than the 12 year old. The interplay between dried fruit, coffee and cocoa is pretty fantastic. This is one I don't regret buying.

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5 comments

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

Thanks for the review. I’ve seen this one at a fairly reasonable price (for Ontario) and I now know to avoid it. It sounds fine for what it is, but I’m not a huge fan of the flavour profile you’ve described, at least not at 40% ABV.

about one year ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

Thank you for the review. Isn't this one replacing the 16 year old in some (all?) markets?

Your description of a bitter finish is disappointing. Have you tried the 16 year old? If so, how would you say they compare?

about one year ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Megawatt I know it got a silver medal from the World Whiskies Awards, but I taste it last winter and it was just average to me.It probably has improved a lot, but I will pass on it, at least if I don't have a taste first.

about one year ago 0

@Megawatt
Megawatt commented

@Frost

The bitterness is very slight from oak tannins. It is not off-putting. I actually enjoyed how it balances with the sweetness.

I haven't tried the 16, just the 12. I liked the 12 but it was very tart and crisp-tasting. This one is gentler and yet richer-tasting.

about one year ago 1Who liked this?

@Frost
Frost commented

@Megwatt, thank you for the clarification, that's certainly not a deal breaker on bitterness. I'll keep an eye out for this one and will try it, based on your review

about one year ago 0

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