Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Finish

Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask Finish has been double matured, first in ex-Bourbon American Oak barrels, then finished for 8 months in Chardonnay casks. This version was launched in January 2016, there seems to be a 10 years old version as well, fully matured in Chardonnay Casks.



Glen Moray Chardonnay Cask FinishGlen Moray ‘Chardonnay Cask Finish’
(40%, OB +/- 2017)

Nose: a warm, oily and very buttery fruitiness. Apples and grapefruits, hints of melon and honey. Lemon cream and oranges. Hints of sawdust in the background. The white wine is easily noticeable, it’s okay but it took some time for me to appreciate it.

Mouth: weirder now. It’s soft, with a sweet onset but then a growing sourness and just a plain winey side which is overpowering. Hints of fizzy grape juice and cheap sparkling wine. Lemon marmalade and grassy green tea. Gentle spices, a little caramel and oaky dryness.

Finish: a bit weak, evolves towards butterscotch, cinnamon and dry, toasted oak.

Finding the right balance is the difficulty in finishing a whisky. In this case I feel it goes over the line, almost as if a dash of sparkling wine was added to it. Unusual and not my style. Around € 25.

Score: 73/100