Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish...

Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish (40.0%): Glen Moray week continues with the Classic Port Cask Finish. It is basically Glen Moray Classic Single Malt I tasted yesterday finished in Porto Cruz port casks for additional months. Like the rest of the Classic series it doesn't carry an age statement and bottled at 40% abv.

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.

Price: $30