My Second Glen Moray tasting note on the blog (the first was a Duncan Taylor), and the fourth from the SMWS bottle share series. distilled in 1976 and aged in an ex-Bourbon first fill cask for 33 years. Not a very common distillery to be bottled, and a good chance to taste something you don’t drink every day.
Nose: Thick nose. With quite some alcohol up front ; Starts with honey sweetness, ample wood, wood spice, mint, pine . then gets fruity : red apples, peaches and some pear. some vinegary sour note too. With time it gets dusty.
Palate: Yea. Starts hot and spicy peppery with a lot of wood. Spices arrive on a second wave. Ginger powder. Apples in vanilla , exotic fruit as in banana and mango.
Finish: Wood chips. Cinnamon. Spice and ginger powder. Fruit and almonds. With a touch of mint.
This is a nice and complex dram, It takes time and it needs its time to be fully enjoyed. Sit down, relax in your sofa, and enjoy the experience.