By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
Glen Moray (pronounced Murrey) is easily one of the most underappreciated Speysiders around. Perhaps that's thanks to the French owners lack of risk taking in the their standard distillery offerings, but we've taken note of the quality on some of the older single casks we've seen and appreciate the incredible value they represent. This casks has all the classic Speyside notes in spades. The nose is one big bushel of heather, the brambly shrub which dot the Scottish highlands with vibrant color in late summer. Honeyed citrus, bitter vanilla extract, tea, and barrel spice round out the inviting nose. The palate is bigger and richer than the nose might suggest, exhibiting a rather chewing texture at full strength. No need for water here, but drop will certainly turn up the fruity notes on the palate. The finish is long and warming with an almost cotton candy sweetness as the herbal tones dissipate. Another tremendous value from the Milroy line.