Glen Moray 1998 Px Finish.

Review number 3 in this mini series seems a little like Deja vu, last year we had a rather special release from 1994 which was also a Px Finish like this one and boy was it an outstanding dram.. This expression is a little younger and I have great expectations for it so fingers crossed.

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This 1998 expression is I believe going to be a future Distillery exclusive, it has matured in bourbon casks for around fifteen and a half years before spending the last three years four months in PX casks..

From what I understand this whisky was actually reduced down to 50% abv before moving into the Px cask for the finishing period, once bottled at 47.2% from cask #99913 this whisky has an age statement of 19yo..

Nose.. This starts off with chocolate, dried fruits and candied orange before a hint of toffee, caramel and soft spices mingle with coffee beans, old leather and a subtle hint of liquorice.

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Palate.. Spices and oak come to the front of the queue while the dried fruits, chocolate orange, ripe plum and that bourbon sweetness give this a second wind.

Finish.. Lingering spices..

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Glen Moray 1998 Px Finish..

 

Thoughts.. This certainly felt a lot softer than I expected, now is that due to the lower abv of the whisky entering the sherry cask ? I’m not sure but after over 3 years in a px cask the sherry influences are not massively dominant.. The bourbon cask still manages to really shine and it almost feels like the finishing period is a lot less than it is, but then maybe that makes for a far more balanced whisky..  This is certainly a whisky that you will want to sit with and really appreciate it over time..  Another winner from the Glen Moray camp..

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Carley G says:

    Wow, I really like the sound for this bottle, good review with a compelling reason to buy a bottle.

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  2. Fred says:

    Glen Moray is a distillery that one day will sit higher in the mind of many whisky lover.

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  3. Jack says:

    I expect this is going to be another good vintage ?

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  4. Jack says:

    Sounds like another great whisky

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