Hunter Laing Glen Moray Tasting Notes

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Glen Moray, Scotch Whisky A-G

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glen Moray 1991 (21 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2308/ Dist: Oct 1991 Btl: Aug 2013/ Tasted: Sept 2013

Quite an earthy, natural nose with barley, black pepper and herbal honey. Quite deep and with time hints of lemon, lightly perfumed orange and granulated sugar appear. In fact it’s now quite sweet!

The palate opens with the creamy, fudgy oak followed by barley, light malt, treacle and toffee. There’s a brief spicy burst on the middle and then its back to the malt, treacle and toffee. Medium length but the m, t and t lingers.

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask Glen Moray 1995 (21 year old) 50%

Bourbon/ Code: OMC2588/ Dist: Mar 1995 Btl: Sept 2016?/ Tasted: Oct 2016

An evocative nose of peach, barley, honey and white fruit. Hints of lemon grass, dusty American oak follows. It darkens a little with time as the malt appears.

The palate is crisp, fresh and quite grassy with white fruit, barley and a little wood tannin. The oak is pleasantly mature and the building citrus on the middle is balanced by some sweet barley and honey. Long and juicy with lingering citrus, spice and vanilla.

 


Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glen Moray 2007 (8 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: HEP0098/ Dist: Apr 2007 Btl: Apr 2015/ Tasted: May 2015

A lovely, fragrant and estery nose with soft banana, pineapple and sugar coated melon. Hints of barley and creamy oak emerge along with some herbal spice. The aromas become a little oilier with time and hints of almond and butter toffee appear. A seriously delightful nose!

The palate opens with the soft and creamy vanilla-toffee, barley, honey and banana. Hints of exotic fruit and oak come through and give it a lovely fleshy mouth-feel. Long with a cinnamon spiced, piquant but chewy and malty finish.

Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glen Moray 2007 (9 year old) 46%

Refill Bourbon Barrel/ Code: HEP0236/ Dist: Nov 2007 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: May 2017

A nose of marzipan and oily barley with hints of citrus. Quite robust by Moray standards with subtle, floral honey with a touch of gooseberry, herbs and earth.

The palate is fresher and more citric with sweet barley, vanilla and a touch of spice. Good depth of stone fruit and malt on the middle. Long and spicy with gentle vanilla and sweet barley finish.

Hunter Laing Hepburns Choice Glen Moray 2001 (12 year old) 46%

Bourbon/ Code: HEP0048/ Dist: Nov 2001 Btl: July 2014/ Tasted: Aug 2014

A lovely, full and fragrant nose. Very estery with apricot, banana and lightly tropical fruit. With time the creamy oak emerges along with a slight grassiness.

The palate mirrors the nose. Full and fleshy with apricot, banana and sweet barley. A very summery dram with hints of white fruit and grass. Good length with a light white pepper note in the finish and a lightly mentholated after-taste.

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