So, after the first zero pointer (the one coming up tonight my be the second…) I thought I pay some time digesting what I should pick to get back in. At least get back in a bit. It’s not like I’m a very serious contender.
It’s gentle and light and grassy. Some straw and green moss. Wet slate too. Slowly it’s getting a bit more herbaceous and spicy. I think I’m getting mustard seeds and hazelnut. Slightly dry with sawdust, and flour.
The palate is dry, crisp and grassy. Some straw here too, with a bit of a farm yard flavor to it. A bit of sweetness comes with the flavor of peardrops. It stays light and grass and slightly flowery though.
The rather long finish hints of grass and flowers again, with a very light earthy undertone.
With all the grassy stuff going on, and this being a lighter dram, I figured we were back in Speyside. It felt a bit too rich for a Lowlands whisky, and Highlands was excluded because of yesterday’s whisky. I remembered some Single Malts of Scotland Benrinnes being in the same wheelhouse, so I went for that. I scored points for ABV and region, so that’s something!
The whisky was very enjoyable by the way. At first I thought it was going to be a bit one dimensional, but it turned out just fine. A lot of gentle flavors slowly unfolding with a bit of time invested in this here dram. Very good stuff indeed!
Glen Moray 24yo, 1992-2017, three bourbon barrels, Cadenhead’s Cask Strength, 50.9%