Single malt whisky - tasting notes

10 Jun 2013

Glen Moray 1995 (Càrn Mòr)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Moray

There have been really great old Glen Moray expressions, and I have the feeling it’s a slightly underrated distillery. This 1995 twin cask was bottled in The Carn Mor Strictly Limited Collection, a series by the Scottish Liqueur Centre.

 

Glen Moray 1995 Carn MorGlen Moray 17 yo 1995
(46%, Càrn Mòr ‘Strictly Limited’ 2012, two hogsheads, 670 btl.)

Nose: really porridgy, with lots of muesli and soaked grains. Also mineral notes, yeast and hay. Not quite my style of whisky, as you may know. Some vanilla and honey, as well as a seemingly youngish apple / pear fruitiness. Not flawed or anything, just really, really boring. Mouth: really sweet and malty, again a little neutral with hints of fruit spirits (plums or apple eau-de-vie). Melon syrup. Lemonade with too much sugar. Some gingerbread and ginger liqueur. Grass. Finish: medium long, with a vague sweetness, lemon zest and pepper.

Not worth checking out in my opinion. It’s mediocre whisky, overly sweet and too malty. Underrated for its past, but let’s not overrate its present production either. Around € 60.

Score: 71/100

Glen Moray 1995 (Càrn Mòr) 1 Ruben Luyten 2013-06-10

Categories

Calendar

December 2014
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Coming up

  • Inchgower 1975 (Maltbarn)
  • Octomore 6.3 258ppm
  • Peated Irish 1991 (Eiling Lim)
  • Ardbeg 1974 for Christmas
  • Spirit of Freedom 30 Years
  • Arran #3 (TBWC)
  • Auchentoshan 1990 (Archives)
  • Ben Nevis 1996 (Whisky Mercenary)
  • Elements of Islay Cl7
  • Benromach 5 Year Old

1681 notes by Ruben

WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.