Glen Moray 12, Madeira Cask - ARCHIVED

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This cask bottling, distilled in June of 2004, spent 6 years maturing in a first fill bourbon barrel before maturing for an additional 6 years in ex-madeira.  It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2016 at 54.7% ABV.  Cask #9943 yielded 312 bottles.

Our tasting notes are as follows:

Color: Dark Copper

Nose: Redolent of a crisp autumn day surrounded by freshly fallen red & orange leaves, then sweeter notes of brown Licorice Allsorts, cherries, Dr. Pepper, light brown sugar, warm maple syrup, fruity notes of ligonberry jam and ripe cranberries with oat cakes and warm buttered shortbread ramping up the comfort levels

Palate: Immensely viscous with flavors of melting milk chocolate, warm coffee grounds, dark chocolate covered salted caramels, poppy seed filling, fig cake, and baked fennel

FinishShort to medium in length with notes of molasses and then, oddly enough, fresh lemon wedges

On the label: The aromas of an autumn day soon give way to brown sugar and warm shortbread. In the mouth, notes of warm fig cakes and molasses round out this satisfying dram.

Built as a brewery in 1831 the beautiful Glen Moray distillery was converted for whisky production in 1897.  Standing on the banks of Elgin's river Lossie the distillery ranks among Scotland's most picturesque.  Rarely found as a single cask bottling in the US, the house style is buttery and spicy with vanilla sweetness and a lovely, oily mouthfeel.

Joshua's video review of this whisky is just below:

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