Glen Moray – 1984 OB

Rating: 5 out of 10

At €45 a bottle, in terms of years-per-euro this 20 year old Glen Moray should be good value for money. But is it any good tastewise?

This Glen Moray is what I call ‘plump’. Full, rich, friendly, round, and VERY sweet. It’s so sweet in fact, that it’s somewhat offputting: it feels a bit like being forced to down a pint of custard. There’s more to it than just custardy sweetness, but it all seems to be very understated. Clear bourboninfluences, with some soft herbs, toffee, caramel and brown sugar.

Some whiskies are meant to sip, some are meant to drink. This one is meant to be served with a spoon, and some whipped cream. Don’t get me wrong: it’s not a bad whisky, but it’s just too rich.

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