Tasting SMWS 35.51, Glen Moray “Every Flavour Beans”

Glen_moray1My 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.

SMWS 35.51 , SMWS_35.51_GlenMoray53.6% ABV , 33 year old , £147

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.

Score: 89/100

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