Glen Moray 15 Year Old

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
2023-11-05
The Glen Moray distillery is located in the vicinity of Elgin in the Speyside region of Scotland. In recent years, they have steadily expanded their production capacity. Today, Glen Moray offers an impressive variety of releases under their own name, with different age statements and cask finishes, all at highly competitive prices. In this review, we delve into the world of the 15-year-old expression from the Elgin Heritage Collection.
Glen Moray 15 Year Old
Single Malt Whisky | 15 Year Old | 40,00 % ABV. | 45,00 €/l | Glen Moray Distillery | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 212694

Smell

Right from the first whiff, a powerful and harmonious aroma unfolds. The nose detects a caramel note beautifully accompanied by spicy oak, delicate wine notes, and sweet sherry fruits. It evokes memories of chocolate-covered raisins and a delicious bar of milk chocolate.

Taste

On the palate, flavors of chocolate and raisins immediately come to life, accompanied by toasty notes and a delightful, spicy-salty fullness. The intense oak, considering its 15-year age, is surprisingly present without leaving any bitterness. A hint of dryness on the palate rounds off the tasting experience. Overall, the whisky on the palate presents itself as less fruity than the nose suggested, revealing maltiness, hints of baking cocoa, and a touch of overripe mango.

Finish

The finish, especially for a non-peated whisky, proves to be long. It leaves a wonderful spiciness with a harmonious blend of chocolate, oak, and malt, accompanied by a subtle tingle.

Conclusion

Glen Moray 15 is a very fine single malt that appeals to both experienced connoisseurs and is suitable for impressing guests. This whisky is delicious, sincere, and exceptionally well-balanced, yet not overly complex for beginners. The 15 years of maturation give it an impressive character, all of which is available at a very fair price. We hereby give a clear recommendation for enhancing your home bar.

76/100 - Very Good
(Marcel: 76 | Sascha: 75)

Value for Money: Very Good

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