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10 Jun 2013

Glen Moray 1995 (Càrn Mòr)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted 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

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