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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Thursday, 31 January 2013

GLEN MORAY 1994 35.81 'AFTERNOON TEA IN INDIA' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

As promised on Tuesday I'm back with another Glen Moray review today.

In the Aultmore review recently, I had a rant about the Spirit of Speyside Festival organisations ability to handle the load on their ticket server... a ticket server that actually also holds ticket for events at the Glen Moray Distillery during the festival in early May.

The Distillery offers a Manager's Tour during the festival (more here) - an event with tasting of both regular expressions, but also cask samples. Glen Moray also hosts a BBQ which is supposed to be good fun - though I've never been myself (more here).

Now back to today's Glen Moray... The SMWS title of this one really had my mind going, so I was quite looking forward to this one as I'm as much a sucker for a good curry as the next guy, but I have no idea what this type of hogshead it has matured in is. :-)

Glen Moray 1994 35.81 (11.11.1994) 17yo 'Afternoon tea in India' 58,9%, Designer hogshead, 256 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is amber

Nose:
Cinnamon cake, red curry, nutmeg, quite some flowery hints, spices all sorts, cumin and milk chocolate - what a mix!

Taste:
Light and slightly nutty drying, dark rum and dried fruits, oranges, high end bourbon notes, honey and milk on a wholegrain breakfast, Madeira and plums chocolates.

Water kills the complexity in this one, so be careful how much you add...

This is a great example of what the SMWS also does, as in bottling casks that a nothing like the normal style from the distillery. GREAT fun and malt!

89/100!

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting dram. Would love to be your neighbour!!

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