This whisky was tasted as part of the @newdramdrinker CO’s tasting with Cask Share on 21/11/21
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This whisky is deep chestnut brown in colour, with a medium syrupy thick swirl line and a mix of medium thick legs and slow teardrops.
Right off the fruits are here, ranging right through from raspberries to dates, there’s so much fruit, and then we’ll toasted tea cakes follow on, with raisins and a touch of black treacle.
There’s also a slight fresh menthol feel here, mixed in with figs, cocoa, cherryade, and dandelion and burdock. Faint aniseed and cinnamon bring some spices, cherry cola and cola cubes finish the nose for me.
First thing i notice on the palate is a lovely mouthfeel, and there’s cherryade sweetness mixed with chilli spices, cardamom, ginger cake, black liquorice, some of those cola cubes, all coming together to create a real dark fruit and spices feel.
There is a sweetness that comes with this whisky, perhaps icing sugar, cake frosting, then the darker flavours come on again. Cigar leaves, black tea, a molasses possibly a rum like flavour, toasted oak and liquorice torpedo sweets.
It’s quite long, it’s juicy, really leans into stewed dark fruits now, the red berries are there but the darker fruits have come in so strong, with more toasted notes and a little drying.
Over the past year iv’e tried some very good whiskies from Glen Moray, and this one is another really nice dram. The guys at Cask Share were explaining that all the bottles allocated for sale from this cask have now been purchased, and i think there are going to be some very happy whisky drinkers out there once they’ve received their bottle.
I’d say it’s a more Autumnal/Winter dram in my mind, and it’s big, it’s bold, and it’s so full of flavour but nicely rounded also, definitely one i’d have in my whisky cupboard.
Notes – This sample is non chill filtered, natural in colour and at natural cask strength.Follow @thecaskshare Follow @newdramdrinker Follow @GlenMorayDist Follow @thewhiskeychaps