Bought – Sainsbury’s, 8th October 2014
All the Whisky Bible has to say about this Glen Moray is “tighter than a wine cork” and 73.5/100 classifies it as “usually drinkable but don’t expect the earth to move”. Although Jim Murray, the Whisky Bible author, has many years experience, it’s only one opinion but quite a damning one. But when Sainsbury’s reduced it to £20 this Glen Moray popped back onto my radar as a potential bargain buy. Time to read other opinions!
I know scoring less than 80 points on Whiskybase isn’t great but one reviewer who gave 70/100 had nothing but positive things to say. It makes you realise that one person’s scoring system is rarely the same as another’s. What convinced me to give this 10-year-old a chance was the Whiskybase reviewer who said the taste had improved over time in an open bottle and “this is good whisky and shows why this distillery should be taken seriously.”
Matured exclusively in ex wine casks, the Glen Moray 10yo is bound to be different from the more mainstream maturation in sherry and bourbon wood but that’s what makes it interesting, even if it’s not perfect. Worth the money? I would say so, especially given Ralfy’s review and rating.