SMWS Glen Moray 35.197 Big Mountain Adventure | 59.0% | Speyside
Glen Moray Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1897 | active
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Meet #92 | 27/01/18 | Hosted by Shelley
Fourteen people piled into a small lounge and drink 4 bottles of whisky between them. The result? A mixed bunch of reviews!
We genuinely got both cyanide and happiness on the nose, which is a slightly 'comic' result ;) It's a bit unsettling that people know what cyanide smells like - or happiness, for that matter. Anyway, it was also grapey, crisp and green (what does green smell like?! this is confusing), like a freshly-cleaned bar top. It was bready (like an iced brioche from Lidl), then turned to Findus Cripsy Pancakes (beef) and a Christmas tree. A generic form of freshner made an appearance, as did mossy, moist earth and stewed apples. Rhubard, browned butter, vinegar, lilies and the leather from calipers made things a bit confusing. And sweetness came in in the form of a Flake, some fudge, a donut and a dank, old cupboard in a hospital. Actually, scatch that last one...
It's both quite sugary & syrupy and dry & intriguing… Citrus & tangy and fire & baldness! Also salty, with peas and Austrian burny sugar drinks. There's some herbal medicine too, and it's tangy with citrus and varnish flavours. There's plu and wine, irish coffee - it's also dark and candied, with some herbal toothpaste thrown in for luck.
| An ex-Chardonnay cask... oooh, fancy SMWS! (4 photos)
A herbal finish, with mango and tobacco. It's foreboding, sour and warm. 'Mmmm'. Liquor-ish and more dungeony than mountainous.
Water doesn't change it at all! Strangely irn bru coloured for a white wine cask - weirdly orange.
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