The Glen Moray Port Cask Finish Scotch whisky is a good whisky for everyday sipping. Even though it does not possess an age statement, I would recommend giving it a try just to see how it fares with your taste perception. You should definitely try it if you are a fan of other Speyside Scotch whiskies such as MaCallan, Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Tomintoul, Glenfiddich, or Balvenie just to name a few.
The port cask finish helps to smooth out the rough spicy edges of the whisky. The flavor would be similar to the Glen Moray 12 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky except the 12 YO has a spicier and a gingery taste in the background. The vanilla and port flavor is evident and comes through with every sip. I would suggest adding a couple of drops to a ¼ teaspoon of plain tap water to the whisky. The water helps balance out and opens up the bouquet of the whisky which allows the full flavors to be released.
I was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness of the Glen Moray Port Cask whisky. We even tweeted about the whisky when we paired it up with the Casa De Garcia Red cigar a few weeks ago.
— jrwash (@loversofwhisky) June 18, 2016
The cigar and whisky turned out to be buddies and we are looking forward to seeing what other cigars go well with the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish.
The tasting notes provided per the Glen Moray website.
“Colour: Light Gold
Nose: First impressions are of toasted vanilla and subtle hints of oak. Aromas of rich dried fruits and leather follow, laced with dark chocolate and blackberries.
Taste/Palate: A wonderful burst of spice hits the tongue combined with a refreshing lemony citrus tang. As the taste develops a rich caramel sweetness with traces of cinnamon comes to the fore.
Finish: The finish is smooth with soft oak and honey sweetness lingering gently on the tongue. The spice continues to tingle and dark chocolate flavours develop to give luxurious texture and a fitting finale to an elegant whisky.”
Please provide any cigar suggestions to pair with this particular Speyside whisky. Also, the approximate cost for the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish whisky is around $30-35 dollars or around 25 pounds sterling.
What was your experience when you tried the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch whisky?