Glen Moray Elgin Classic Sherry Cask Finish

Single Malt

Glen Moray // Speyside, Scotland

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  1. YazAsh

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    NHSC Shop
  2. jlawest

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    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
  3. bearmat

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  4. Dan2233

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  5. pateljm-gmail-com

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. cascode

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    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Slightly sour apple cider, stewed pears, white grape juice, malt extract, a little dry oakiness and a waft of vanilla. Palate: The entry is semi-sweet and mainly cereal in profile with grassy-herbal and biscuit tones. As it develops, a grapey sweetness unfolds with a little hint of astringency. It's tannic but more like the tannin of red grape skins than oak. The texture is OK, almost creamy but somewhat over-watered. Finish: Medium. Sweet cereal and grape flavours fading to a slightly drying winey aftertaste. This is another expression from the range of "finished" lower-tier Glen Moray whiskies. Glen Moray produces a spirit that is matured in refill bourbon casks and bottled as "Elgin Classic" at around 6-8 years of age. It is a light fruity dram with overtones of buttery cereal and it is a fine example of an entry-level Speysider at a very reasonable price. I often buy it to use as a mixer instead of a blended scotch. The distillery then adds a range of finishes to "Elgin Classic" using a variety of different casks - port, wine, sherry, etc. I've tasted all of these now and mostly I've found the finishes to be an intrusion on the simplicity and freshness of the basic bourbon-cask matured whisky. It has a crisp personality with hints of mint and lemon citrus that always seem to be lost under the dull cloak of the finishing. Anyway, out of all the lower-tier finished expressions this is my favourite. It's a simple single malt that is good value for money and typically priced to place it in competition with lower-middle shelf blended scotches, and it is a fine alternative to such blends. Also, like all Glen Moray expressions, it gains body and sweetness as it oxidises in the bottle. There is an elusive note to both the nose and palate that took me ages to pin down - it's ginger, but not the usual "spicy" hot ginger you encounter in single malts. This is like very dilute ginger syrup or cordial, mild and almost fruity. By the way, don't confuse the entry-level GM range with their more up-market, finished age-statement whiskies which are of a considerably higher standard. Similarly, don't write Glen Moray off as a lightweight - there are some much older OB expressions and independent bottlings that are very good. "Average" : 2.5 stars
    45.0 AUD per Bottle
  7. anastassiu

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    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
    Най-разочароващото уиски в шери бъчва, което съм пил. Мирише на изкуствена кожа и парфюм. Тънко тяло и горчив послевкус.
  8. anastassiu

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    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
  9. honto1540

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Smooth and sweet
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