Glen Moray Classic Cabernet Cask Finish (40.0%): Fourth whisky of Glen Moray week is another cask finish and this time a rather unusual one: It is finished in Cabernet Sauvignon red wine casks. There is no info from which wine country or region the casks are sourced from. Like the rest of the Classic series it doesn't carry an age statement and bottled at 40% abv. After liking the previous two cask finishes I tasted previously I have to admit I have high expectations from this one.
Color: Light amber, polished copper color with thin but slow legs around the glass.
Nose: Slightly sulphureous initially: Camembert cheese, boiled eggs and steamed milk. After allowing it air it gets considerably better... Apple strudel, peanut brittles and gas fire.
Palate: Nice texture... It's silky and thick. Vanilla custard, Mexican flan and cinnamon. Yoghurt covered raisins, honey and peach juice. Grape molasses, preserved grape leaves and dry soot. Strawberry jam...
Finish: Short to medium long with sweet paprika, honeybush tea and honey.
Overall: It is not as balanced as its sibling Sherry Cask Finish and not quite as entertaining as the Port Cask Finish but a good match for the whisky lovers with less of a sweet tooth. It's grapey, sweet and also a little tart... Good amount of fruits, chocolate and custard both on the nose and on the palate but the sulphur on the nose was a little bit of a let-down to be honest. Well, in the end it's 30 bucks a bottle... Another unbelievable price to value ratio bottling from Glen Moray without a doubt. Thanks again to Koray Kaan Ozdemir a.k.a. Whisky Monster for the sample. Tomorrow will be the last Glen Moray on the blog for a while but (I think) I kept the best for last...