Whisky You Can Drink: Glen Moray Port Cask

Welcome to another installment of Whisky You Can Drink, wherein I drink whisky and tell you about it. Today’s entry is Glen Moray Elgin Classic Port Cask Finish, which is a fucking mouthful, and also a Speyside single malt Scotch that tips the scales at 80 proof. I paid $28 for this bottle on sale, which is why you can drink it.

This whisky is “finished” in Port wine casks, meaning that at some point it is taken out of its original casks, and put in former Port wine casks for 8 months. I like Port wine, that big, sweet, grapey stuff you drink after a holiday dinner. “Fucking Speyside Scotch that tastes like Port wine,” I said to myself, “that could be amazing.” Alas, it turns out this Scotch is finished in Tawny Port casks. I do not like Tawny Port. Nevertheless, it works. In fact, it works well enough that I’ve been drinking it for about the last two hours trying to figure it out, and making excuses to pour a little more each time I find the bottom of my trusty Glencairn glass. Anyhow………………

What’s it smell like? On the first couple of pours, you get some oak and some cereal grains, accompanied by a big, round red wine kind of thing. Eventually, that becomes more like the scent of plain brandy with a hint of bubble gum.

What’s it taste like? There is leather, with orange and raisins and baking spices, and a strong brandy vibe. A bit of ethanol at the end the first few times around. The feel is big and round and kind of soapy, but not in a bad way.

Should you buy it? Don’t let me tell you what to do with your money. I’m the idiot putting this post together at 1 a.m. after drinking Scotch for two three hours.

Will I buy it again? Maybe eventually. There is also a Cabernet Sovinyone Sewvinion Sauvignon —

“What the hell, Lemmy, just go to bed and finish this off tomorrow or some shit.”

— finish that I’ll try first, on the chance that it gives me more of the grapey-wine-Scotch taste I was looking for. Good night.

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6 Comments

  1. I’ll wait for the next one you rave about. Although this sound fine, and I do like a nutty tawny port. Appreciate your taking drinks for the team!

  2. Save enough so you can do a side by side with the Cabernet cask one. I get my head around compare and contrasts a lot of time more than two separate tests, if that makes any sense.

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