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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

GLEN MORAY 1991 35.73 'PENCIL CHEWING GINGERBREAD MEN' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

I remember Glen Moray from my early whisky drinking days. You could get a NAS Chardonnay cask, an 8yo, 12yo and a 16yo in the local supermarket... and back then I remember thinking that it was a good dram.

But then something happened -a most natural thing really- I progressed along with my, back then, very few malt drinking friends and Glen Moray was soon left on the shelf at night and replaced by Highland Park 12, Balvenie Doublewood 12, Dalwhinnie 15 and Laphroaig 10.

A couple of years ago, partly due to releases from Duncan Taylor, I had a few Glen Morays again and remembered the mellow sweetness this spirit had and got almost nostalgic... and this is why I'll be reviewing 3 Glen Morays from the SMWS over the next days.

Glen Moray 35.73 (25.10.1991) 20yo 'Pencil chewing gingerbread men' 58,5%, 2nd fill dump hogshead, 276 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is full straw

Nose:
Pears, Vanilla, honey and ginger (for sure) wood shavings and varnish

Taste:
Crisp oak spices, bakery notes, lovely balanced ginger, white fruits, custard, huge on malt sweetness with a medium heavy feel to it.

Lovely stuff, this one!

88/100!

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