Glen Moray Classic

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Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

White wine.

Nose:

White wine, citrus, flowers, sweet with lemon showing through after a few tries.

Butterscotch also present – I couldn’t place this when I was tasting it (which frustrated the hell out of me!) but after reading the tasting notes on the Glen Moray website it jumped straight out at me.

Palate:

Creamy at first but overall light. A hint of vanilla, citrus – particularly lemon, a hint of nuts, dry.

Finish:

Long, nutty, spicy and dry.

Overall:

A light and dry whisky, I found this very easy to drink and would recommend for anyone new to whisky tasting as a way to ease you in.

 

Classic Rock Match:

Following a post by @the_whisky_lady entitled ON THE ROCKS: Match Your Whisky With Rock Classics I’m going to try and match my tastings with a classic rock song.

For this dram I’m going with Elton John – Rocket Man.

 

 

Notes:

I was bought the bottle of Glen Moray as a Christmas present (and was very grateful for it!). I did however have an issue in that the box it came in advertised a free branded tumbler glass if you registered your unique code online. Upon going to do that I was presented with a message saying that all codes had been redeemed already and that no more free glasses were available.

Understandably I was annoyed, thinking that somewhere along the line someone had opened the box and used the unique code to claim my glass for themselves. So I emailed the Glen Moray distillery to query whether this could have happened. I was instead told that they had in fact been overwhelmed with demand for free glasses and had run out!

At first I felt this was an oversight on their part but after reading through their terms and conditions it does state that they only have 2,500 glasses available. However the wonderful people at Glen Moray sent me this message:

 

Dear Thomas,

We’ve had an overwhelming response from the promotion and unfortunately
all promotion glasses have been redeemed. However, as we do not like to
disappoint the drinkers of our whisky we would like to offer you a fine,
alternative Glen Moray branded, glencairn style glass – absolutely
perfect for enjoying our malt from.

Could you please supply the following information:
– Your postal address (including county and postcode)

If I can offer our apologies for any inconvenience caused and our
gratitude for your custom. Please give up to three weeks for the
delivery of your glass – we shall process this for you once we have your
details.

You can view full terms and conditions for the promotion here:
http://experiencethelight.glenmoray.com

Thank you for choosing Glen Moray.

 

Obviously I was more than happy with this outcome and despite the possible three week waiting period I received my glass within just one week. So last night I poured myself a generous amount of Glen Moray into my new branded glencairn style tasting glass and settled down to a wonderful tasting experience.

 

 

Taken from Glen Moray Website:

 

COLOUR:

Light gold.

NOSE:

At full strength, the aroma is fragrant and lightly drying with warming malty notes. The first impression is of butterscotch and shortbread with fresh herbal/grassy notes. Lemon curd and meringue are discovered in the background.

With water, malt and spices combine to reveal oatmeal with a hint of freshly ground black pepper. Lemongrass, tea-tree oil and heather aromatics give the whisky a fragrance throughout.

TASTE:

The mouthfeel is lightly spiced with a warming and gently mouth watering effect. Malty toffee sweetness is present throughout with blackcurrants and a fragrant citrus lemongrass tang.

FINISH:

Shortbread, fresh herbal notes (lemongrass) and the sweet spiciness of ginger marmalade.

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