I was lucky enough recently to be sent a sample of The Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish – A Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky which is a new addition to Glen Moray’s Elgin Heritage Collection.
It is described as a finely tuned balance of American Oak and Port flavours. It’s smoothness being a great example of how the whisky and the Portugese port casks interact leading to a world of flavours after initial maturation in ex-bourbon casks.
The Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish retails for approximately £125.00.
So, what did I think? Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish (46.3%)
Nose: Port, vanilla caramel and some fine plump raisins are present straight away. There’s some green apples with sweet orange and chocolate about midway. Much later on there’s furniture polish and some nice tropical nasalities!
Palate: Quite light in the mouth – there’s sweet port with vanilla, raisins and a little wood.
Finish: BIG spicy pepper hit – much bigger than I expected! Dry at the finish.
Overall: This is very much a dram of two definite halves – sweet fruits tempered by strong spice – I like!!
Add a little water and it’s beautifully thick and creamy. The Chocolate comes through big time and tastes great on the palate!
I would LOVE to try this at Cask strength – then maybe with a little water added – I think it would be dreamy!
Glen Moray is available to buy from these Whisky Merchants:-