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Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Mellowed

The Perfect Summer Dram

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@vrudy6Review by @vrudy6

27th Jan 2015

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A close friend of mine purchased the 12 yo expression a year ago. I've been putting it off all this time, I guess I just simply forgot. So, I started researching online and find out that Glen Morays are a great "bang for the buck" whiskies. I figured I start with the 10yo. A great value at $35, especially that it's been aged for its entirety in Chardonnay casks. I don't know if anyone else does that. I love Chardonnays, especially in the summer, where here in South Florida during that time of the year it's scorching hot. It would be suicide to drink a Cabernet with a heat index of 109.

Nose: Fresh, vibrant, barley, yeasty bread, vanilla, pineapple, lemons, chardonnay, hazelnuts.

Palate: Sweet arrival, like whip cream drizzled with pineapple, lemon peel, and vanilla extract with a trace of banana custard. It's deep for its age. The Chardonnay influence is there. There is a hazelnut kind of thing going on here along with a touch of oak.

Finish: Medium. Remains sweet. Creamy. A slight taste of hay creeps up. The sweetness is kept in check by a steady rise of bitter chardonnay. It fades with a touch of milk chocolate. This is very good indeed. Super smooth and quaffable. It's hard to believe that this brand remains under the radar, and I think I like that.

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5 comments

maltmate302 commented

Glad your enjoying your Glen Moray.As you say it's reasonably priced and is well under the radar.The chardonnay cask maturation works really well and the result is an absolute fruit bomb.I gave it 86 as well.In time you'll find it improves nicely in the bottle.In fact I finished my last dram about an hour ago and it won't be long before I buy another bottle.Its easy to love at this price point.

6 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

I got my eye on the 12 and the 16. Definitely a must buy for this Superbowl sunday.

6 years ago 0

maltmate302 commented

Unfortunately there are far too many "must buys" for people like us. My own list runs into the thousands. There's always something else to spend my limited resources on.I've got an Abunadh 49 in my glass and all I can think about is the other whiskies I need to try. Such is life!

6 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

You are so right. My buddy wants to get his favorite for the Super bowl, Highland Park 12. I've had that many times and it's also one of my favorites, but agreeing with what you said, I always have a capricious curiosity into the unknown, especially when it comes to single malts. I might just surprise him with the Glen Moray 16.

6 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Maltmate302 I would really like to ear about this Batch 49 as I have a bottle waiting to be open.

6 years ago 0

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