After the excellent Caol Ila 2011 from Asta Morris, here’s another bottling from their most recent line-up: Glen Moray 2007. Probably the total opposite of the the Caol Ila: coming from a fresh bourbon cask, this should be fresh and summery.
Glen Moray 2007 (50%, Asta Morris 2018, fresh bourbon cask, 270 btl.)
Nose: very fresh indeed, with pleasant honey, sweet barley and lots of yellybeans. Pineapple cubes. Hints of raspberry bubblegum, some floral / grassy notes and ginger. Vanilla. Light waxy touches. Rather summery, but very vivid with decent complexity.
Mouth: same vibrant character. Citrus, sherbety notes, tinned pears. Ginger again, pepper, star anise. Spearmint. Hints of paraffin. A nice combination of fruits and spices, modern but it works well, especially during a heat wave.
Finish: medium, focused on barley, lemons and oak spices.
Very good Glen Moray again, reminds me of the Time series bottling a while back. It’s hitting the sweet spot of drinkability and value for money. Around € 60-65, available from many Belgian stores.