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Friday, July 20, 2018

Glen Moray 23 yo (1988/2012), SMWS 35.72, 63,5%

Review #680
This whisky is called “Vinyl Revival” and comes from a refill ex-Bourbon hogshead. Only 257 bottles were made. White fruits and a 'little' alcohol burn on the nose. Fresh crisp apples and a little sweet pear. Hints of mint and subtle oak.

The oak is much more noticeable in the taste, and some spices joins in as well. Still, the white fruits (oh' them Glen Moray apples) are dominant, and the classic vanilla from Bourbon cask maturation joins in. Some caramel, which lies underneath it all, comes forward in the finish. Which is light, fresh and long by the way.

Not overly complex, but the balance is beautiful. A very fresh ex-Bourbon matured Speyside whisky from Glen Moray. Feels like I am drinking a Scottish Highland meadow (will stop with the nonsense now!). I will give this 86/100 (21/21/22/22).

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