Color: A beautiful tint of peach. Not rose, not copper but light peach color with a continuous ring of small teardrops turning into rather thin but slow moving legs.
Nose: Dried papaya, dried mango and blackboard chalk. Rose petals, lightly toasted oak and red gummi bears. Dried strawberries... This nose is quite a step-up from the Classic.
Palate: Candied orange peels, four fruit preserve and nutmeg. Raspberry iced tea, strawberry juice and light cinnamon dusting. Fresh apricots and sliced peaches.
Finish: Short with candied red fruits, chalk and dried papaya.
Overall: Well, to be honest I wasn't expecting this much of an improvement after only a few months of finishing in port casks but apparently it was enough to make a difference: All the added red and stone fruit notes I listed above, light and sweet spices and candied citrus peels works really great with the very young but quite solid backbone of Glen Moray. Now I am more intrigued to see if the other cask finishes will work as good as this one. More tomorrow... Thanks again to Koray Kaan Ozdemir a.k.a. Whisky Monster for the samples.