Yes, Glen Morey. At least, that’s according to the label. Malts of Scotland is famous for two things in my book: great whisky and typos on labels. “Images of Bartstown”, anyone?
Anyway, this 1977 Glen Moray was bottled almost a decade ago. Back then it got some laughs because of the typo on the label, but because of that it also got a lot of attention. I guess all publicity is good publicity, right?
Older Glen Moray can be great, I’ve had some awesome ones from the SMWS about a decade ago, so it seems they were sellings a lot of casks in one go. Since then it’s a bit more quiet.
The distillery is (to me at least) known for their gentle whiskies that don’t pack too much of a punch, but tone the intensity down in favor of comfort.
Maturity, but also slightly yeasty, hint of malty beer. A whiff of buttermilk, sweet barley, a whiff of floral honey. Slightly autumnal, with old leaves and ferns.
Quite dry, with lots of malt. Barley, grist, a hint of porridge. Some honey, but also dry autumn leaves, a hint of tobacco. Quite some oak staves too.
Some peppery heat at first, but the dryness with oak, barley and custard too.
I guess this one fits the distillery quite well. It’s not a very intense dram and chooses the middle of the road in regards to flavors. Having said that, it does what it does very well.
The palate brings a bit of buttermilk and honey, which is nice. It’s also a bit autumnal which is something I thoroughly like too. So, good stuff. Just not amazing.
This sets you back some € 350, nowadays.