Review: Glen Moray 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky / by Jason Hambrey

16 Years Ex-Bourbon and Ex-Sherry
100% Malted Barley
Distiller Glen Moray (Elgin, Scotland)

A speysider you don't see often in Canada - but an old whisky house nonetheless, dating from 1897 after it was converted from a brewery to a distillery. This bottle has now dropped to a 15 year old.

Review (2016)

  • Batch: N/A

  • Bottling Code: N/A

  • Bottling Date: ~2012

Slightly sour, peaches, apricot, light oak – some bourbon casks at work! The many cereal notes are not very clean on the nose. Porridge, nutmeg, watermelon rind, egg noodles,  and light cheesy sherry aromas. Lots of toffee. The palate is full of porridge and cereal notes, oak, oilier floral aromas like chamomile, and perhaps some boiled orange and lemon alongside light fresh oak. Finishes with some tannin, saccharin, rolled oats, and light clove. Dry, with a bit more chamomile too.

Value: Low, at $88.