Dewar Rattray Glen Moray Tasting Notes

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Glen Moray, Scotch Whisky A-G

Dewar Rattray Glen Moray 2007 (8 year old) 60.9%

First Fill Bourbon Barrel 5451/ Dist: Nov 2007 Btl: Jul 2016/ Tasted: Sept 2016

A very fragrant and estery nose with pineapple chunks, melon, banana, apricot, dusty barley and porridge oats. With time a slight botanical character appears along with some rye-like herbs and sweet ‘Bourbony’ oak.

The palate opens with waves of intense, estery fruit found on the nose. The middle is quite mineral and the alcohol masks the finish although some banana and ‘Bourbony’ oak returns once the alcohol has passed.

Water brings forward the oak a touch on the nose but it also brings out some luscious tangerine and orange. The oak is a more forward on the palate too, but not only does it give soft vanilla it also gives some grippy spice notes. it does bitter a little at the end but the weight of the malt certainly balances.

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