Glen Moray ‘Sherry Cask Finish’

Bought: Sainsbury’s, 25th July 2016

85/100 – Whisky Bible 2017
87/100 – Scotch Malt Whisky
80.87/100 – Whiskybase (average from 65 member votes)

A new expression from Glen Moray and it’s another little cracker. As mentioned in the ‘Scotch Malt Whisky’ review it is “young but it is also fun and very enjoyable, some decent sherry casks at work here”. Glen Moray have certainly cornered the market in affordable single malt with this new ‘Sherry Cask Finish’ available at Sainsbury’s supermarket for £22. This seems to be the standard price for Glen Moray, such as the Classic and Peated versions but watch out for reductions down to £20 or even £18.

85/100 in the Whisky Bible 2017 classify this new expression from Glen Moray as “very good to excellent whisky definitely worth buying”. The author, Jim Murray, says “must be a cream sherry, because this is one exceptionally creamy malt. A bit of a late sulphur tang wipes off a few marks, but the delicious grapey positives outweigh the negatives.”

Here are the tasting notes by Master of Malt:

Nose: Raisin and milk chocolate, with a backbone of butterscotch sweeties.
Palate: Cinnamon starts to develop on the palate, giving it an enjoyable warmth. Still rich in caramel and butterscotch.
Finish: Medium length, with a hint of five-spice.

Here’s The Whiskey Dic’s You Tube review (April 2018):

Glen Moray Sherry Cask Finish NAS 70cl

2 responses to “Glen Moray ‘Sherry Cask Finish’

  1. Roderick Withnell

    I enjoyed your review up to the point where avoided the obvious comment: how could you taste that Glen Moray Sherry cask and not mention the overpowering taste and smell of the sulphur?? A potentially decent Glen Moray completely ruined by sulphur.

    • Thanks for the comment Roderick! I haven’t tasted the Glen Moray ‘Sherry Cask’ but I will add your comment about sulphur to my list of notes for when I do. As often with my blogs they’re a collection of information for my reference when I finally get a chance to drink a new bottle. If I drank whisky as quickly as I acquired it I would be dead by now. 🙂

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