Firstly, the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish Scotch whisky is suitable for everyday sipping. Even though it does not possess an age statement, I recommend trying it to see how it fares with your taste perception.
Also, the whisky is from the Speyside region of Scotland. In addition, the Macallan, Glenlivet, Glen Grant, Tomintoul, Glenfiddich, or Balvenie are also Speyside whiskies.
The port cask finish helps smooth out the rough, spicy edges of the whisky. The flavor resembles the Glen Moray 12 YO Single Malt Scotch whisky. The difference is the 12 YO whisky has a more pungent and gingery taste in the background.
The vanilla and port flavor is evident and comes through with every sip. I suggest adding a couple of drops to a ¼ teaspoon of plain tap water to the whisky. The water helps balance out and opens the whisky bouquet, releasing the full flavors.
Glen Moray Whisky and Casa De Garcia cigar
Secondly, 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.
— Jewish (@loversofwhisky) June 18, 2016
The Excalibur cigar has a medium to full-strength flavor that complements the whisky. The cigar flavor enhances the spicy notes of the whisky and the nuttiness and creamy notes. The cigar and whisky turned out to be buddies, and we look forward to seeing what other cigars go well with the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish.
Whisky Tasting Notes
Lastly, the tasting notes are 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 tremendous spice burst hits the tongue 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 flavors 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?