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24 Feb 2012

Mo Òr Whisky Collection

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Mo Or whisky collectionMo Òr is a whisky collection of single casks bottlings released by The Whisky Talker, a Dutch company focusing on whisky investments with its World Whisky Index and other projects.

Mo Òr means “My Gold” in Gaelic  and the goal behind the collection is to include at least one cask of every distillery found in Scotland. The current batch (launched in 2011) contains 53 releases spanning different years and regions. There’s a Bowmore 1968, a Kinclaith 1969 (both well over € 1000) but quite some accessible bottles as well, e.g. a Highland Park 1996 or Arran 1996 (both around € 70).

There’s a choice of 50 cl. bottles as well as selections of 25 ml miniatures in nice wooden boxes. The collection seems to be aimed at collectors and high-end hotels and restaurants. The packaging, the website, in fact the whole brand oozes a certain quality which is reflected in the pricing. You will certainly find cheaper alternatives for some of the younger releases in the range, but the strength is really in the whole range including some hard-to-find distilleries and vintages.

Mo Òr is a focused and well executed concept. In the next few days and weeks we’ll review a couple of their bottlings:

Mo Òr Whisky Collection Ruben Luyten 2012-02-24

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

Coming up

  • Jura 1972 SMWS 31.4
  • Balblair 2002
  • Kavalan Solist sherry (for LMdW)
  • Tullibardine 1980 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Ardbeg 1998 (Malts of Scotland)

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