Glen Moray 16yo Cadenhead's | 55.6% | Speyside
Glen Moray Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1897 | active
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Meet #65 | 11/07/15 | Hosted by Hamish
In a full-on mode of preparation, we hit the Cadenhead's shop a couple of hours before the tasting and picked up 3 bottles that we thought offered something different. How would they stack up?
Fresh & grassy with green apples, leafy, lime zest and white wine, then gets a touch medicinal: Benylin and Tunes. Then the slightly confusing 'oats - in a nose-bag'. Trains, random shit (seems trains didn't come under 'random shit') and white pepper. Then sweet: cing sugar, candy floss,cream soda and Creamola Foam
(who remembers that?).
Oranges, orange rind, pith...
"What a pithy comment" - Phil (no one laughs)
"Says a guy who chases his whisky with milk" - Christina (people laugh)
"Another pithy comment!" - Ali L (reaction unrecorded)
...biscuits, tastes younger than 16, woody, sweet grass, cider vinegar and sweet – from green veg (weird) or sugar cane. Then fizzy and spicy: cheap lemonade, fizzy lemon with a touch of chilli. Then back to a floral sweetness: honey, pollen, fuchsia, candied grass. A nice sour balance, also creamy, vanilla and black pepper.
| This was possible the clearest-colour whisky we've ever seen (4 photos)
Finish & Comments
Hiccup, liquorice, Aspartame, chilil, ghost pepper (spiciest whisky ever?) and a pine cone.
- "I don’t really like it."
- "Improves with big gulps."
- "It's so clear! What's that all about? It looks like water."
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
72 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali G: 4.5
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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